2 3 live&learn&rejoice: proust's favorite painter

July 15, 2011

proust's favorite painter

a young proust filled out a questionnaire noting meissonier as his favorite painter and i say hmph, who's that?

turns out jean-louis-ernest meissonier might be most well known for his war scenes paintings (do people do that anymore? do we have "great art" showing the bombings of vietnam? does a painter get inspired by the burning down of a village?) but i digress...his works are on display in museums around the world, http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/meissonier_jean-louis-ernest.html.

i don't know that the following is representative of his work but i love the colors and i love the fabric so here it is:

No comments:

Post a Comment