Monday, April 4, 2011

Here Come da Pagans

Yesterday it snowed. This morning, three deer passed by my new studio window, munching on tender shoots, and by afternoon the snow was gone. Spring is in full glory, and here come the pagans to make it official:

Lawrence Alma Tadema — Spring — 1894

If I didn't know better, I'd think that was a James Gurney painting.

6 comments:

Matt said...

It's just short a few dinosaurs.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

There ya go, exactly. I couldn't quite put my finger on the difference.

Artman2112 said...

ahhh sir LA-T, one of my fave of the Victorian masters! ever see any of his work in person Thomas?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, QUIte magnificent!

Artman2112 said...

indeed! i've seen only 3, 2 were smaller works (very nice tho!) but the other was a doozie, "The Women of Amphissa" (i think i got the title right) one of his largest and most impressive pictures imo, i feel really fortunate to have seen that one!

Annie said...

There's something about this procession I really enjoy, the children scattering flowers, and the woman playing the flute...