Saturday, February 4, 2012

Who Painted "No Egg Found" at Crystal Bridges

I just loved the detail in this colonial farm woman's dress. This is a detail from the painting "No Egg Found", but I forgot who the artist was. Does anyone know? I loved this painting but particularly this dress. I wish you could see the colors and pattern more clearly than shows in a photo.

Other favorites  at Crystal Bridges were paintings by Mary Cassatt. I love her use of blues, her soft women and gentle moments. The woman reading here portrayed a well-to-do woman of her times because she had the leisure time to sit and read. Do you feel rich when you sit and read?

One other special painting to me was 'Autumn Harvest, 1940".  I loved the soft hues, the billowing smoke, and the grain shooting from the shocks of wheat. My great-grandfather owned a threshing machine that he pulled around Crawford County, Kansas. Of course, I never knew those years, but I would love to experience them briefly in some kind of time machine. The crew was called The Cold Potato Threshing Company. When I asked my dad once where that name came from, he looked at me in wonder. He had no idea but said he guessed it was because they ate cold baked potatoes for their lunch. Now I suspect there was a famous threshing crew meal cooked by some farm wife somewhere, but maybe the men carried had a cold potato in their pockets for snack?


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Isn't it amazing how some paintings speak to us? There is a print in my music room, a painting by Menchers, that touches me every time I see it. A few years ago I was surprised to find the original hanging in Atlanta's High Museum. What a treat!

Linda O'Connell said...

These paintings are wonderful. I love the one of the woman with the book. My dad worked a wheat harvest in Kansas when I was eleven one summer. I remember those two months.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the paintings too. I read your comment to Susan - at Writing Straight from the Heart. I understand you sentiments. Sandie

Chris said...

Hi there, what beautiful paintings. I love the one of the lady relaxing with a good book. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris