Autumn: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Leo Putz

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Leo Putz – In the Autumn Garden, Public Domain Via Irina https://www.flickr.com/photos/repolco/31485927298/in/dateposted/


Autumn Song

By Dante Gabriel Rossetti   

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf

How the heart feels a languid grief

Laid on it for a covering,

And how sleep seems a goodly thing

In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

 

And how the swift beat of the brain

Falters because it is in vain,

In Autumn at the fall of the leaf

Knowest thou not? and how the chief

Of joys seems—not to suffer pain?

 

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf

How the soul feels like a dried sheaf

Bound up at length for harvesting,

And how death seems a comely thing

In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

Click for Enlarged Image:

Image Credit: Leo Putz – In the Autumn Garden, Public Domain Via Irina https://www.flickr.com/photos/repolco/31485927298/in/dateposted/

A Note About Leo Putz

Leo Putz (18 June 1869, in Merano – 21 July 1940, in Merano)[1] was a Tyrolean painter. His work encompasses Art Nouveau, Impressionism and the beginnings of Expressionism. Figures, nudes and landscapes are his predominant subjects.

He had an interesting life. Read more HERE.

 

Thanks for Reading! 🙂

The End

6 Comments Add yours

  1. The woman’s gaze, of course, is the first thing you notice in the painting. I believe that this is proto-expressionist motif. Interesting, thanks for the painting and the poem!

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    1. Hi VoFL – That gaze is mesmerizing. I am sorry that I could not find a higher resolution photo to examine the brush work around her eyes. She sits stiffly upright with that averted gaze. I wonder if she is looking AT something or AWAY from something. Her body language makes me favor away from something. And thank you for the new word. I had to look up ‘proto-expressionist’ (new words always make me happy). I appreciate your comment and your visit. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  2. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    Like the Putz painting very much!

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