Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Four Seasons
The other day I was perusing ebay randomly to search for any garden statuary with an elegant, Pre-Raphaelite feel that I might be able to use outside my apartment, when I came across this auction for a decidedly too-expensive and too-enormous set of beautiful garden statues that I am smitten with.
They remind me very much of Walter Crane's Masque of the Four Seasons, one of my favorite artworks of all time, and the image on the business cards of Midnight Muse. In the statues, as in the painting, each figure holds a symbol of her season.
Spring with her basket of flowers
Summer with wheat and a sickle
Autumn with her ripe fruits
Winter, hooded, with a torch