“moving” pictures

Maria over at A Druid Thurible has put up a post of three paintings that are important to her in some way. Since she is doing this in response to another blogger’s three paintings, and I am posting in response to Maria’s post, I would like to declare this an “official” meme and invite anyone who likes the idea to follow suit… the only rule is that there be three paintings and that you identify the artist and title (if known).

Following the lead of the original posters, I am posting the images without additional commentary, leaving them to speak for themselves – other than to note that I have prints of the first two hanging in my home and am working on a cross stitch of the third.

Edmund Blair Leighton - The Accolade, 1901

Evelyn Rumsey Cary – The Spirit of Niagara, 1901

Ruth Sanderson, The Oak King (date unknown)


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9 Responses to “moving” pictures

  1. SlipperyMe says:

    Love the Spirit of Niagra – beautiful and really ethereal – and the Oak King – you could pick something new from it everytime you look at it…

    Glad you’ve joined the game – I think there might be some legs in it, and it will undoubtedly open people up to paintings they might not otherwise experience.


  2. Erik says:

    Glad you like them!

  3. Feral Boy says:

    I haven’t chosen my three yet, but the funny thing is that the VERY first painting I happened to think about was “Judith Beheading Holofernes” (Artemisia Gentileschi) — and I got a definite sense of synchronicity when I saw that was the first of Maria’s choices!

  4. Erik says:

    I hope you’ll post here when you do settle on your three!

  5. luckyloom1 says:

    This is fun! :0) Lovely choices Erik! Lovely to see Artemisia Gentileschi turning up again!

  6. Erik says:

    yes, it is fun! I really hope some other folks pick it up.

  7. Feral Boy says:

    There’s an exhibition beginning at SLU called, ‘Patricia Watwood: Myths and Individuals’.
    I think I may be considering some of these for my favorites. You’ll enjoy them too:


  8. Feral Boy says:

    OK — There was an exhibit of Artemesia Gentileschi at the Saint Louis Art Museum that I was privileged enough to see. One of my favorites is “Danae,” partially because SLAM bought it & I can see it any time I want to! Another favorite is “Flaming June,” by Frederick Leighton — saw that at the exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art there. (Hmmm, I hope I’m not implying I like passive women here! “Judith and her maidservant with the head of Holofernes” actually ties with “Danae”) And, if you don’t mind going a bit farther afield than actual paintings, one of my number one artists is Albrecht Durer — and “Knight, Death, and the Devil” in particular. I had a printmaking class in college — what can I say?

  9. Erik says:

    Dürer is still fine art, I say he qualifies… :)

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