Sunday, 4 April 2010

Under the rainbows

Brit and Nige have left me wondering what work of art I would associate with Easter. A spontaneous response was Millais 'The Blind Girl'. I think the mixing of images of hope, transformation, protection and love with those of blindness, unknowability, fragility and insecurity creates a tension that seems worth pondering now  - as much from a natural and human perspective as religious.

Happy Easter!


Nige said...

An inspired choice, Gaw.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Beautiful. Did you see the Millais exhibition at the Tate a couple of years ago? A revelation to me. I've always been partial to this Pissarro with its awakening light (or so I imagine it) and it's totally wrong shadows!

Gaw said...

Nige: Hope you enjoyed the butterfly. Don't know whether you've ever seen it in Brum's excellent city gallery but it repays close inspection.

Gadjo: I didn't - I was probably busy or ill or something! Didn't know that Pisarro - thanks!