Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Found: Lovers, by Jarek Puczel




This oil painting by Jarek Puczel has stayed with me since I first found it on Pinterest.  I love everything about it--the tones, the way the lines and faces blur into each other, and the slightly mysterious aura it seems to exude.

The artist's caption reads thus: "When we love, we think constantly about each other."

That is the true difficulty and treasure of love, to think constantly about someone else (and not always consciously, either).  You are somehow fully (or even more fully) yourself and yet it becomes impossible to tell where you end and your beloved begins.

4 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

This is such a sweet and beautiful painting. Goodness, this is pure love.

Ana Degenaar said...

Wow! This is extremely beautiful. I love it.

Sam | ashore said...

oh my gosh, I love this painting. thanks for sharing it Katie, there's something so tender about it.

scott davidson said...

As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along
with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.

I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent
in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and
Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.

Browsing at wahooart.com the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work,
http://EN.WahooArt.com/@/EdwardHopper ,in the
big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting
reproductions can be made and sent to them.

Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes
and diners that I ate at all over America.