Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year, Everyone!

May the New Year bring us peace.

Magpie, by Claude Monet, 1868-69.


Leenie said...

Wow! I LOVE the painting. I am not acquainted with that one. "Art itself is nature." Wm Shakespeare--A Winter's Tale

willow said...

I actually saw this painting in the Monet exhibit in Chicago a few years back and it is absolutely stunning in person. The snow actually glows, magically! Copies just don't do it justice.

Suzanne said...

This is my favorite Monet. I too have seen it and like Williow said there is no way to to the painting justice with any type of photographic or printed image. It's spectacular. Most people think of Monet only in terms of his florals. This is a scene in Norway, I believe.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife