‘La Ronde Enfantine’

A government panel in Britain has recommended that the Fitzwilliam Museum return Gustave Courbet’s “La Ronde Enfantine,” painted circa 1862, to the heirs of a man who fled the Nazis. Credit… The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

I savor the deep dark greeniness and people-dwarfing scale of the forest in this painting by Courbet. The syrupy light on the tree trunks is eyeball lickable.

(Julia Jacobs, “He Lost a Courbet Fleeing the Nazis. His Heirs Are Getting It Back,” New York Times, 3-28-23)

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About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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7 Responses to ‘La Ronde Enfantine’

  1. chris ludke says:

    My eyeballs are smacking their lips over this painting too!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. mitchteemley says:

    Gorgeous painting.

    Liked by 1 person

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