There is a verse in this poem I may have put on this blog before, but here is the whole poem with that verse highlighted. It fits for me – recollecting my past but also still loving the bush. That verse is loaded with line after line that are each a “meme” on the internet. (the image above is nothing like the sylvan Wye but it is like the places I roam.)
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
I’m enjoying Daily Art.
Today they featured George Henrick Breitner. That led me to to an earlier post, from 2020, about this painting:
Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude) (1850)
We’re having fun with ink. I am and the boys, 5 & 7 give it a good go. Here are our efforts. The feature image above is mine, the rest mostly kids with my selections of detail.
We’re in lockdown and I’m into a burst of work on the blog. Addictive. In one of the first posts I took all morning to sniff out art stuff:
I’ve just sent up two posts, one on van Gogh and another on Egon Schiele, they are related. Without Van Gogh, no Scheile.
I saw a portrait on someone’s wall in a Youtube video, it was weirdly enticing. Reverse searched the image and found him. Now months later I he came up in a Youtube video on artists influenced by van Gogh (see my post). That got me to put together this ‘home page’, for this remarkable man who died so young. I like all of his works, but ‘like’ is not the right word, lots of it just disturb me. But the landscapes and flowers are a delight.