It rained continuously, but it was sunny for a few days. The air is still cold, but I sometimes feel the flow of warm air like a spring breeze. Beautiful cherry blossoms in pink, hot pink and white and yellow forsythia can be seen all over the neighborhood. The busy chirping of birds really makes me feel that spring has arrived.
When spring comes, painters get busy too. When spring comes, they can take their easel to the outdoors, and the beautiful blooming flowers and spring sky always inspire artists a lot.
I have a picture that comes to mind around this time. It is a work of Millet's Spring.
In the golden garden with a beautiful twin rainbow, buds are preparing for spring. It is said that Jean Francois Millet painted with the most affection among the four seasons. This painting was actually a painting that a businessman named Frederick Hartman asked Theodore Rousseau to do. However, when Rousseau died during the work, Hartmann took the painting to Millet and asked him to finish it.
Millet, who enjoyed observing nature faithfully. Through this work, he expressed his thoughts on the darkness that nature shows and the light that suddenly appears. Affection was expressed through a kind of romantic gaze.
When the rain and wind blows, in the meantime, I am tensed by the passing downpour, shaking everything wildly, and focusing on all the sounds around me. Then, when I hear a thump, I am both surprised and frightened. After spending the night in a lot of tension, the morning was bright. A beautiful rainbow is floating in front of the dark clouds passing by as if escaping in the distance.
We woke up all night to the loud sounds of nature, but the trees and flowers are casually there. Looking at the cozy and relaxing scenery will release tension in our mind and make us realize that everything has passed.
The feeling that spring shows us is also like a picture of Miele. Spring has the energy of hope and relaxation, joy and excitement, and a vague expectation that everything will pass and everything will go well.
And above all, spring is dazzlingly beautiful. A secretly beautiful flower blooms from a branch that seemed to dry up forever. Perhaps because the before and after are clear, the beauty of cherry blossoms blooming like popcorn in particular deserves to symbolize spring.
I drew a picture of the regret of spring, which passes quickly without having to enjoy this splendor of spring and this beauty.
It seems that there are not many materials or tools to express the splendor of spring. Still, I am grateful that I can express the feeling of spring through painting.
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Myungja Anna Koh