There is so much new art out there, always vying for attention and trying to break boundaries and be unique. I like art that says new things. But I also think in the end I’d want a beautiful picture, something intriguing and inspiring.
I’ve found I’ve been harking back to older art, from times gone by, before the camera, when artists had to find the beauty of the menial task. That’s just me, but you can’t deny a beautiful picture…
It’s harvest about these parts. The tractors and combine harvesters are out in the fields all night, always trying to beat the rain! Things have changed, no doubt. But the harvest has the same end, whether now or 100 years ago.
Jules-Adolphe Breton was a French painter of the 19th century. He loved the countryside and the simplicity of the rural way of life. I have to say I would agree (with a bit of couture thrown in for good measure!). These lovely pictures remind me of the first innocent scenes from Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Images from The Athenaeum.