Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Winter Ruins

The French artist Jules Laurens (1825-1901) accompanied a French diplomat on his voyage to Turkey and Persia (1846-48) where he made thousand sketches and drawings. Some he used later as patterns for oil paintings.

I find especially these two paintings impressive. They tell of a great past, of times that have passed by long ago. I don’t know if Laurens invented the snow but it is intensifying the effect enormously.

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