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Thursday, March 28, 2013

a best friend, a force of nature

thanks wikimedia commons {PD old}
During his career the Ukrainian-Russian painter Ilya Repin (1844-1930) portrayed his fellow human beings with realism and insight.  Here, in Man's Best Friend (1908) he's brought his realism to this rough study of a dog on the shore.  This shaggy big fellow fills the canvas with calm power, as does the tide that laps toward his feet.  Both are mighty forces of nature in their own way.  Don't you love that sea, by the way?  It's got a pink cast to it that says dawn or dusk, can't tell which, but beautiful all the same.


Bernadette said...

It's a truly beautiful painting.

parlance said...

Beautiful sea, lovely shore, fabulous-looking dog.