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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pierre Auguste-Renoir - Terrace,

This painting  is called "Terrace".  I think I like this painting by Pierre Auguste-Renoir  because of the bright colors.  There is a lot of motion and energy in this painting but the sisters portray a gentle peace.  Notice all the little brushmarks that make up the water and the foliage.

A fun piece by Robert Schumann this week:  The Merry Farmer.  If you are taking piano lessons you may have had this piece.  The Happy Farmer Schumann

Emily Dickinson loved nature.  She often used pictures from nature to describe her thoughts about life - here is a poem about a butterfly.

FROM cocoon forth a butterfly
As lady from her door
Emerged—a summer afternoon—
Repairing everywhere,
Without design, that I could trace,        5
Except to stray abroad
On miscellaneous enterprise
The clovers understood.
Her pretty parasol was seen
Contracting in a field        10
Where men made hay, then struggling hard
With an opposing cloud,
Where parties, phantom as herself,
To Nowhere seemed to go
In purposeless circumference,        15
As ’t were a tropic show.
And notwithstanding bee that worked,
And flower that zealous blew,
This audience of idleness
Disdained them, from the sky,        20
Till sundown crept, a steady tide,
And men that made the hay,
And afternoon, and butterfly,
Extinguished in its sea.

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