Friday, February 18, 2011

chrysanthemums...

... James Tissot, c. 1875

7 comments:

BurgoFitzgerald said...

She looks so tired amidst all that splendor. I want to sit her down, have her put her weary feet up on a velveteen tuffett, have her lean back so I can place cool cucumber slices on her heavy lids, and place a glass of single malt whiskey in her hand.

God Bless all the people who work so hard to earn a living.

Rick said...

Vibrant colors, lively. Soft detailed textures, realistic. FYI, you can dry Mums to make tea or buy dried ones from your local Asian store. To taste it, order Chrysanthemum tea with rock sugar when you go for Dimsum.

Denita said...

Beautiful ^_^

3puddytats said...

Hey Rick--thanks!!

I eat Asian food occasionally but hav never tried Chrysanthemum tea!! Will look for it as I enjoy tea very much expecially in cold weather..

Sara

tubbs said...

In many European countries, these flowers are strictly funereal. Maybe that explains the hint of melancholy in the painting.

mark said...

"Chrysanthemums...such serviceable flowers..."

Miss Jane Brody...I think!

3puddytats said...

Tubbs..small potted mums in various colors are popular cemetery/grave decorations here in Utah during Memorial Day weekend..

Sara