Since Easter is coming, this painting, IN A GARDEN, by Edmund C. Tarbell seemed appropriate - note the hats! My favorite is that little 'panama' on the young woman on the right. Very fetching. I'd wear that. Maybe. The red one is an atrocity. But hey, it's Spring. Time for exuberance. (Not that you'd know it around here - had to wear a winter coat this morning to walk Rocky.) I love the quiet vitality in this painting and long for a warm day when I, too, can sit outside.
Edmund C. Tarbell (1862 - 1938) was an American Impressionist born in Massachusetts. Many of his paintings depict his wife and four children and/or family friends. Read an overview of Tarbell at this link.
Who knows if the hat WAS bright red or he just wanted a spot of contrast. I suppose art can be just as fictional as books :)ReplyDelete
Could have been orange, for all we know. Anything's possible.I think that's a feather sticking up otherwise. It reminds me of something the Mad Hatter would have worn. Ha!ReplyDelete
What are they talking about, I wonder.ReplyDelete
Babies, probably. Note the baby on the middle lady's lap. I didn't notice the baby until I'd seen the painting several times. :-)ReplyDelete
I love the read hat! :-)ReplyDelete
Ryan: Is that a pun or a typo?? Ha!ReplyDelete
One of my great regrets in life is that I look stupid in hats. My mother could carry it off-in one of my favorite pictures of her she is wearing a fetching hat of pheasant feathers that lapped over the top of her hair. Very fifties, and oh so chic.ReplyDelete
Oh, me too, Carol. I look so ridiculous in a hat. And I LOVE them. My daughter now, she has a great hat head. Hats, if you can wear 'em, are the ultimate chic. Absolutely.ReplyDelete
LOL...typo....I get typing too fast and I never look back.ReplyDelete