Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Lantern Bearers by Maxield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish is one of my most favorite painters. I always wondered about this piece because when I was younger it looked to me like a group of clowns, holding Japanese paper lanterns. I believe Parrish, like many artists, may have been an enigma even to himself.

Parrish was born in 1870 and died in 1966. His art was featured Nathaniel Hawthorne's A Wonderbook of Tanglewood Tales and over one BILLION advertising ads.


Blogger Kev said...

They do look like clowns. I thought they were until I read your comment:D

7/10/2005 6:17 AM  

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