Summer Afternoon in the Garden. Evert Pieters (Dutch, 1856-1932). Oil on canvas.
Pieters became a pupil of Charles Verlat and Theodor Verstraete. He was a member of the Pulchri studio in the Hage and Arti et Amicitiaein Amsterdam. In 1896 he won gold medals in Paris and St. Louis, and in 1898 a gold medal in Barcelona. In 1900 he won a silver medal at the World Expo in Paris.
My solitude is sublime; the roaring of the wind is my wife; and the stars through my window-panes, these beautiful particles, constantly fill up my heart. The mighty abstract idea of Beauty in all things, I have, stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness. I feel more and more, every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand worlds.
Kazuo Ishiguro ile tanışma vakti. #kazuoishiguro #neverletmego
a better place
Woman at a Window by Albert André
Adventure Time (by Honey Pie!)
I was the basest of readers. All I wanted was my own world, and myself in it, given back to me in artful shapes and accessible form.
"Bookplates first appeared in the 1480s with the book–owner’s coat of arms. In America, people started using them as early as 1680 and in greater numbers in the 1730s. And by the end of the nineteenth century, when the Arts and Crafts Movement was challenging the excessive decoration of the earlier Victorian taste, bookplate collecting became a fashionable pursuit, one that would remain so until World War II."
Via the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Blog, the graphic contributions of American artists to the history of the bookplate.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith