Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fine Arts Friday: Purposes of the Porch

Perching before one's admirers (see Gentle Julia): Summer Girl by Robert Lewis Reid, 1896

Resting and contemplating at the end of the day: The White Porch by Daniel Garber, 1909

Communing with nature: Listening to the Orchard Oriole by Childe Hassam, 1902

Relaxing with the family: On the Verandah by John Singer Sargent, 1921

Coordinating with the flowers for one's admirers: The Crimson Rambler by Philip Leslie Hale, 1908

Sharing a quiet afternoon tea: Tea on the Porch by Willard Metcalf, 1890

Sewing and dining in elegance outside: Summer Porch at Mr. and Mrs. C.E.S. Wood by Childe Hassam, 1914

Chatting with friends: Ten Pound Island by Childe Hassam, 1896

And, oh my, reading: Couch on the Porch at Cos Cob by Childe Hassam, 1914