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French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) -The Poor Fisherman – Oil on canvas

The Poor Fisherman - Oil on canvas, 155 x 192.5 cm (5' 1

According to the Web Museum in Paris,”He had only modest success early in his career (when a private income enabled him to work for little payment), but he went on to achieve an enormous reputation, and he was universally respected even by artists of very different aims and outlook from his own. Gauguin, Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec were among his professed admirers. His reputation has since declined, his idealized depictions of antiquity or allegorical representations of abstract themes now often seeming rather anaemic. He remains important, however, because of his influence on younger artists. He influenced, for instance, the German artist Ludvig von Hoffman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_von_Hofmann and perhaps the Cornish based artist Thomas Cooper Gotch.

Ludvig Von Hoffman
Ludvig Von Hoffman

Gotch

 

 

 

 

 

His simplified forms, respect for the flatness of the picture surface, rhythmic line, and use of non-naturalistic color to evoke the mood of the painting appealed to both the Post-Impressionists and the Symbolists.” Puvis

Hope by Puvis de Chavannes
Hope by Puvis de Chavannes
Woodburytype after a negative by Étienne Carjat (1808-1906)

Branch Line Tea Room, St Erth

Cosy and gemütlich and comfortable
Cosy and gemütlich and comfortable

This is a favourite stopping off place where in the midst of all the travel you might enjoy either quiet or a brief encounter; perhaps both. Perhaps, one of the few actual benefits of privatisation, it is filled with transport posters from the 1930s. You can so easily imagine the billowing steam from the last trains which ran on the St Ives Branch line up until the 1970s.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3O7uSD2qlk

Then the music begins, a gentle voice from the past:-

Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m blue
My disposition depends on you
I never mind the rain from the skies
If I can find the sun in your eyes, oh

Sometimes I love you, sometimes I hate you

Calling cards for The Branch Line Tea Room
Calling cards for The Branch Line Tea Room

Ah, but when I hate you
Don’t you know it’s ’cause I love you
That’s how I am, so what can I do?
I’m happy when I’m with you

I never mind the rain from the skies,
As long as I see the sun shinging in your eyes
Don’t you know that

Sometimes I love you, sometimes I hate you
Ah, but when I hate you
That’s because I love you
That’s how I am, so what can I do?
I’m happy when I’m with
So happy when I’m with
I’m happy when I’m with you

(Read more: http://muzikum.eu/en/123-14654-197076/kathy-kirby/sometimes-im-happy-lyrics.html#ixzz3DUJ6zRWl)Tea Room3

Puvis De Chevannes The Poor Fisherman – Oil on canvas, 155 x 192.5 cm (5′ 1″ x 6′ 3 3/4″); Musee d’Orsay, Paris

The Poor Fisherman - Oil on canvas, 155 x 192.5 cm (5' 1

According to the Web Museum in Paris,”He had only modest success early in his career (when a private income enabled him to work for little payment), but he went on to achieve an enormous reputation, and he was universally respected even by artists of very different aims and outlook from his own. Gauguin, Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec were among his professed admirers. His reputation has since declined, his idealized depictions of antiquity or allegorical representations of abstract themes now often seeming rather anaemic. He remains important, however, because of his influence on younger artists.

His simplified forms, respect for the flatness of the picture surface, rhythmic line, and use of non-naturalistic color to evoke the mood of the painting appealed to both the Post-Impressionists and the Symbolists.”