Wednesday, 1 October 2008

A picture signifying the unity that can exist between a man
and a woman. Given to me as a wedding present in 1952.
Artist: Toni Bartl - Czech-born but working in Lincoln School
of Art for many years.
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8 comments:

Annie Wicking said...

What a wonderful picture!

It's funny how ones taste changes as you get older.

At one time I only loved Preraphaelite work but now my taste in modern works of art has started to grow too.

Best wishes and a fresh drink for you to, my dear friend.

Annie

The Weaver of Grass said...

I agree Annie - your taste does develop - glad you like the picture - I love it. The fresh drink tastes good!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Agree absolutely, Annie.
Thanks for the suggestion of a drink - good idea.

Mistlethrush said...

Interesting that it's the heads are joined. I agree that feeling secure enough to share all your thoughts with someone is a wonderfully bonding experience but each person needs to hold onto their independent thoughts and not become subsumed by the other.
It's getting that equal balance and respect that is the hard part. But when it works it's liberating.

Annie Bright said...

What a great picture, Weaver of Grass. Thank you for sharing. x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes, Carol. I had never thought about it like that - "the marriage of true minds". Isn't it interesting how we all view the picture in a different way?

Dominic Rivron said...

I didn't know much about Tony Bartl (1910-2002) so have just googled him. He was born in Prague and studied with Oskar Kokoschka. He fought with the Russian Army in World War II before moving to Lincoln after the war.

He painted a mural at Cambridge (is that a picture of him in the top left hand corner of the page?)

http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/125/1925-1950/mural.html

You can see more of his drawings here:

http://www.room4art.com/artist-info/tony-bartl/

willow said...

Beautiful painting and so symbolic. Lovely wedding gift. Thanks for stopping by my place today!