Monday, September 1, 2008

What's in a Portrait...






Having a portrait of loved ones past, brings memory of the dear departed flooding back into mind, especially when left in the homeland so far across the seas. Small delicate portraits carried off to war, bring some sweet moment of hope to men in battle, hopes of a safe return to the arms of the love. When a child leaves the nest, a Mother or Grandmother rekindles fond memory of those sweet, chubby, cheeked kisses. Portraits of whimsy of a time in history when dreams were fancied and events were immortalized. Such wonderful portraits grace my walls, it doesn't bother me to have portraits of other people's relatives in my home. To me, it's all about the art and the thought. Someone had a vision in these portraits, be it family or the art of the day, it gives me a warm feeling of humanity. Relatives long lost, castaways of an uncaring family, rejecting the past and the history...as old stuff. To me, art, beauty and grace...you may gladly rest here on my walls of vintage gardens.

4 comments:

Shab-n-Chic said...

Love em! Especially the last one. I almost bought one last week with a little girl sitting on a chair holding a dog than looked just like Ivan. I'm kind of kicking myself now, but the seller kind of ticked me off when he said "hey, she looks a little like you. That might be your sister" Uh....okay. You just killed the deal sonny. That was taken in the late 1800's.

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

Thanks for posting those lovely pics. I have some of my mom with her brother from the '30s. I also have some killer shots from the '40s of my parents. and then there are those I posted about my grandmother with the Indians...ham sandwich?
U R a treasure....
xo lulu
p.s. got the window and your fab soap...no...it hasn't met the poo-sway

Lisa B. said...

Well put! And I especially love the young dancers...very unique!!

M.Kate said...

I love old potraits, it's our connection to the past. I treasure all the pictures from my grandparents :D