Jules Bastien-Lepage: Weary (1881)

Jules Bastien-Lepage, Weary, (1881) oil on canvas, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Image Source: wikimedia

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  1. shoreacres says:

    Slightly (?) romanticized, but lovely. I should look so good at the end of the workday.

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  2. gabychops says:

    Thank you for the introduction to a painter who loved nature.


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  3. Ashley says:

    A cup of tea?☕ Perhaps aa hug?🤗 The pose really captures the weariness of this lovely young worker 🙋‍♂️

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    1. Oh yes, a cup of tea and a hug would help! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ashley. 🙂🌺


  4. Anita says:

    A lovely painting. She’s a dreamer..

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    1. Definitely a dreamer! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Anita. 🙂🌺

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  5. What a perfect name for the girl in the painting. Even the colors are somewhat muted and washed out, conveying a sense if being tired. (Can colors be ‘tired’? I think they can. 😉 ) Thank you for a thoughtful painting to begin my day with. Have a good one.

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    1. I do think colors can be tired. My first impression was that she blends into the background almost becoming part of the field. I wonder what she is thinking? Can she even imagine a different life? (yes, I have to believe her spirit is not broken….) Thanks for sharing your thoughts this morning, Sheila. 🙂🌺

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  6. chris ludke says:

    She’s connected to nature. It’s cloudy so it’s not contrasty and they didn’t have bright colored clothes for field work if they had any bright colors at all.

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    1. Thanks for adding to the conversation, Chris. 🙂🌺

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      1. chris ludke says:

        Always a pleasure!

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  7. The dreary colors accord with feeling weary.

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  8. Even the sky captures the mood.

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    1. It really does feel weary, too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂🌺

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  9. So now I find myself waiting for posts, like John Le Farge, his Newport stained glass… 🤭

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    1. I only have one John La Farge drawing so far (https://atsunnyside.blog/2022/02/20/chopins-nocturnes-too-beautiful-for-words/). I am adding his stained glass to my research list. Thanks, Richard. 🙂

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    1. I appreciate your kind comment – thank you! 🙂🌺

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  10. Bridgette says:

    I’m feeling this energy right now.

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    1. I can certainly identify – that is why I needed a little Bonnard today…lol 😎

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