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Soutine - Hill at Céret

Three paintings by Chaim Soutine, clockwise from left:
1. Hill at Céret, oil on canvas, Height: 74.3 cm (29.25 in.), Width: 54.9 cm (21.61 in.), 1921, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2. Still LIfe with Fish and Fruit, oil on cardboard, Height: 61 cm (24.02 in.), Width: 74.9 cm (29.49 in.), 1922, private collection
3. Landscape with a Red Donkey, oil on canvas, Height 80.6 cm (31.73 in.), Width: 62.2 cm (24.49 in.), 1922, private collection

 Soutine - Still LIfe with Fish and Frui

Soutine Landscape with Red Donkey











Earth’s Answer

Blake's illustration and print of "Earth's Answer" in Copy B of Song's of Innocence and Experience, 1789, 1794, The British Museum

Blake’s illustration and print of “Earth’s Answer” in Copy B of Song’s of Innocence and Experience, 1789, 1794, The British Museum

Earth’s Answer by William Blake
from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, 1794



Earth raised up her head
From the darkness dread and drear,
Her light fled,
Stony, dread,
And her locks covered with grey despair.

Prisoned on watery shore,
Starry jealousy does keep my den
Cold and hoar;
Weeping o’er,
I hear the father of the ancient men.

Selfish father of men!
Cruel, jealous, selfish fear!
Can delight,
Chained in night,
The virgins of youth and morning bear.

Does spring hide its joy,
When buds and blossoms grow?
Does the sower
Sow by night,
Or the ploughman in darkness plough?

Break this heavy chain,
That does freeze my bones around!
Selfish, vain,
Eternal bane,
That free love with bondage bound.


Books by or about William Blake