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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Congrats, Frodosweetstuff!

Posted on 2006.06.16 at 08:08


mechtild at 2006-06-16 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome, Bagma. Your icon is lovely and appropriate, too. Is that child by Cassatt, too?
bagma at 2006-06-16 15:58 (UTC) (Link)
No, it's from that painting:

by Sargent, but I don't remember the title (maybe 'Carnations'?). I love this painting; it reminds me of my own childhood. I loved Chinese lanterns, and I remember being totally absorbed by the lighting of the candle, exactly like Sargent's girls a century ago.:)
mechtild at 2006-06-16 16:14 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, is that beautiful! I'm saving it, for sure. I love Sargent, and have never seen this painting. I should Google him up and see what else he's done. I think I have focussed on his [excellent] portraits, although I saved a great nude study he did - not hot or anything, just really well-done.
pearlette at 2006-06-16 21:30 (UTC) (Link)
'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose'.


My parents gave me a framed print of it for my 21st birthday. It still hangs downstairs. Oh, my. That was a long time ago!!!!!

I love Sargent. One of my favourite painters. He paints light so gorgeously.

I like Cassat too. That's a beautiful painting, Mechtild. The child is quite big but so contented.
mechtild at 2006-06-16 21:57 (UTC) (Link)
Howdy, Pearl! Yes, it's a good painting. Cassat paints children and women with a great deal of sensitivity and compassion, yet I don't feel she sentimentalizes. They always seem real.

What I love best about this painting is the gaze of the child. The eye contact is terrific.
mechtild at 2006-06-16 21:58 (UTC) (Link)
Your parents gave you the Sargent? I thought for a minute you meant the Cassat. Wow, what a lovely painting to hang in a child's room.
pearlette at 2006-06-16 22:34 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I was quite a big girl, actually. 21. :D

The little girl on the left, with the shorter hair, looks a lot like I did as a child - her hair is cut in virtually the same way and is the same colour as mine was (and still is, although it has more blonde/golden highlights these days, since I like to give Nature a helping hand.) OK, so you can't see her face ... but she does remind me of myself.

You're right about the eye contact between the mother and baby girl in that Cassat painting. It's very beautiful - so authentic. That little baby girl is such a cutie: and man, she's really sucking!

She must be a hobbit-baby. Healthy appetite. :D
pearlette at 2006-06-16 22:36 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and her chubby little legs are kicking. Adorable!!!!!
mechtild at 2006-06-17 00:56 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that is a child who enjoys her food/drink. And I am sure it will be a life-long enjoyment. How did I get to enjoy all these oral things so much? I was not breast-fed but was nursed with a bottle. (I still am.)

You looked like the little girl on the left? It must be the hair, then, since there facial features are extremely similar, like sisters near in age, even twins. But, whatever their relation they are both adorable girls, with very intelligent faces. I can only imagine your own face was both adorable and intelligent, since it still is.
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