Monday, October 24, 2011

Since my return from Washington I have been
looking at photos of some of the great paintings
we saw, I was wondering if I should post some
details of the beautiful landscapes we saw at the
National Museum of American Art.

I had just begun to reread a wonderful book, 
Edwward Hirsch's How to Read a Poem and
Fall in love with Poetry, when I opened it and
saw this quote from Emerson's journals. I knew
I wanted to use the paintings and the quote
together. I did not record all the artist and titles
of the painting we saw. The last by Moran was
one of my favorites

Below a detail from
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Thomas Moran

"I dreamed that I floated at will in the great Ether,
and I saw this world floating also not far off, but
diminished to the size of an apple. Then an angel
took it in his hand & brought it to me and said
'This must thou eat.' And I ate the world"

                      Ralph Waldo Emerson


Gary said...

Beautiful paintings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Hi Gary

I am glad you enjoyed them.


Kathiesbirds said...

Guy, just beautiful paintings and I LOVE that quote! I live nearby to Emerson's home and though I have walked past "The Manse" I have yet to go inside. It is so nice to meet someone who enjoys art, poetry and nature as I do. Thank you.

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

I am glad you enjoyed it. I am happy to have meet someone with whom I share so many interests.
Happy blogging.