Sunday, January 30, 2011

Night

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Simeon Solomon
(English, 1840-1905)
Night, 1890
Oil on canvas

The flowers in this painting seem to be poppies, which are traditional symbols of sleep and death.

6 comments:

  1. I see poppies and a wing, but that's all I can identify! :P :)

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  2. I wonder why she's wearing a wing? Oh, well, they used to wear strange things in hats...

    I've tagged you as a Stylish and Versatile blogger over at my blog!

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  3. Maybe he thought night should be winged because it comes quickly? Or something? Or maybe wings are just awesome. ;)

    And EEK, thank you!! :D

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  4. It is lovely and dreamy, just like the night.

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  5. The ornaments in her hair look rather like birds going to sleep.

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