Saturday, February 4, 2012

For Bliss and Irish Watches

John Simmons was in the top echelon of Faerie painters . . .

John Simmons
Hermia & Lysander — A Mid Summer Night's Dream

Below is a fragment of a Thomas Hood poem that I like, from the 1870s, and wanted to tie it into some image and I thought the above painting was as good as any, even though it be out of context.

Below, two zoom-ins from the painting to show the gorgeous detail that is rife with life around the perimeter.



5 comments:

Erik Johnson said...

Bliss. Thats the best way to describe it. I'd have this picture in my files for a while now, but didn't have a name for the artist. Thanks for filling me in.

Annie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Thom... The painting gives me a feeling of peace. I love the fairies, and the way he holds her hand so delicately, and the shy attraction, and the soothing colors.

Kamila Sujka 'Aria' said...

yes, that's right absolutlely beautiful works.

Kamila Sujka 'Aria' said...

yes, that right, absolutely beauriful work <3

Nathalie said...

I especially fancy the rabbit with the red glowing eye.