October 24, 2006

Leon Frederic

I recently bought something with which to adorn my off-white office walls.

Prints of one of my favorite art pieces - actually not one but four. It is a series of four panels entitled "The Four Seasons". The artist is Belgian Symbolist painter: Leon Frederic. The paintings are housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art where I once stood admiring them for several hours. I no longer live in Philadelphia so I cannot indulge my absolute love for these panels.

Anyway, "The Four Seasons" depict cherubs bringing in each season. They are in order here: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. There is a fifth painting which is in the same series called "Nature" Mother Nature suckling these four cherubs. Some think his painting is amaturish or comical. This post doesn't do them justice. They are beautiful paintings. Simply beautiful.

Tell me - do you like them?





Posted by Oddybobo at October 24, 2006 04:40 PM | TrackBack

I love them. There are precious and beautiful. Perfect to gaze into and calm down when you are feeling stressed.

Posted by: Sticks at October 24, 2006 07:37 PM

What great expressions. Yes I love the paintings.

Posted by: Tink at October 24, 2006 11:12 PM

They are gorgeous! It's a great investment with lots of visual and spiritual appeal.

Enjoy! I unfortunately live in cubicle city and have to look on the ugly mugs of others. Sigh!

Posted by: michele at October 25, 2006 05:11 PM

Well it's no "Dogs Playing Poker" but it's good art...girly art.

Posted by: Jerry at October 25, 2006 10:26 PM

I like them, they remind me of a print my mother inherited from her aunt.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 25, 2006 11:33 PM

Cool looking. Would look horrible in my house. I need country scenes.

Posted by: vw bug at October 26, 2006 01:52 PM