Tag Archives: Painting

1956: The Hound of Heaven

In 1893, English poet Francis Thompson published a poem called “The Hound of Heaven.” The work is an extended metaphor: as a hound pursues a hare in a hunt, so does God pursue the human soul to restore it to … Continue reading

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1963: Red and Yellow

Sadamasa Motonaga: Red and Yellow (1963)

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1936: Expectation

Richard Oelze: Expectation (1935-36)

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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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1976: City

Thomas Bayrle: The City (1976) [detail]; here is the whole thing:

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1858: The Austria

Josef Püttner: Sinking of the Emigrant Ship “Austria” on 13th September 1858 (1858)

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1871: The Burning Ship

Albert Bierstadt: The Burning Ship (ca 1871)

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