Thursday, May 31, 2012

She Walks In Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
   Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
   Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
   But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
   A heart whose love is innocent!

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Richly Beautiful Artwork

I adore these works of beauty.
The richness of colour & the delicacy & passion.
I will endeavour to find out more about each one & give proper credit as I do.

The Two Maidens
Artist Emile Vernon
Adolphe Etienne
Hermann Jean Joseph Richir, Belgian 1866-1942
The woman with the veil.

Frank Dicksee "The sensitive plant"