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AND JOSEPH LANGLAND.

AND JOSEPH LANGLAND. And here is a poem by Joseph Langland: Hunters in the Snow: Brueghel Quail and rabbit hunters with tawny hounds, Shadowless, out of late afternoon Trudge toward the neutral evening of indeterminate form Done with their blood-annunciated … Continue reading

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AND WALTER DE LA MARE.

AND WALTER DE LA MARE. And here is a poem by Walter de la Mare: Brueghel’s Winter Jagg’d mountain peaks and skies ice-green Wall in the wild, cold scene below. Churches, farms, bare copse, the sea In freezing quiet of … Continue reading

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HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS. Here is a poem by William Carlos Williams: The Hunter in the Snow William Carlos Williams The over-all picture is winter icy mountains in the background the return from the hunt it is toward … Continue reading

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HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—THE POEM.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—THE POEM. Here is a poem by John Berryman: Winter Landscape John Berryman The three men coming down the winter hill In brown, with tall poles and a pack of hounds At heel, through the arrangement of … Continue reading

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HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. In time for Slow Art Day, Gabriel Josipovici had a review in the TLS for March 31, 2017 of BOSCH AND BRUEGEL by Joseph Leo Koerner. Josipovici quotes Koerner’s analysis of Peter Bruegel the … Continue reading

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17 SECONDS PER WORK OF ART.

17 SECONDS PER WORK OF ART. Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal (April 3) called attention to the fact that this Saturday, April 8, is Slow Art Day. Here is the web site for the Day. On the day … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTING THE ROOF OF A PALACE IN HERCULANEUM.

RECONSTRUCTING THE ROOF OF A PALACE IN HERCULANEUM. Daisy Dunne has an article on the Daily Mail web site about archaeological finds near Herculaneum, which have permitted the reconstruction of the roof of a palace there. Wood that remains wet … Continue reading

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MATISSE AND PATTERNS.

MATISSE AND PATTERNS. Once, when my brother Elmer and I were in college and my sister Mary was in high school, Elmer came downstairs in either a plaid shirt and striped Bermuda shorts or plaid shorts and a striped shirt. … Continue reading

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THE KILLER FOG OF 1952.

THE KILLER FOG OF 1952. The London fog and smog through which Turner saw the world continued until the 1960’s. The killer fog of 1952 is described in this article by Christopher Klein on the history.com website. During the space … Continue reading

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TURNER’S LIGHT.

TURNER’S LIGHT. I had looked at many of Turner’s paintings with their effects of atmosphere and color without realizing that Turner’s work was shaped by the English air. Turner was born in 1775 and all during his lifetime, houses were, … Continue reading

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