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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Someday my spring will come

Magnet #330 - Adolf Dehn's Spring in Central Park

It's weeks like this that make you think spring is never going to come.

This painting is by Adolf Dehn, who was born and raised in Minnesota - so I'm guessing he knows from cold. He'd probably laugh at how the eastern seaboard is suffering from single digit temps, and he was used to worse.

I just read that apparently, Dehn, who spent many years as a lithographer never liked to produce carbon copies of what he saw. According to his long-time dealer, Dehn liked to feel his way into a painting, and let it grow organically. I just think it's a gorgeous watercolor, and I love how romantic it makes New York, and Central Park. Romantic. And warm.

Oh, of course, it'll get here soon enough, and it'll look like this magnet outside. But for now, I'm totally hunkered down in the joycave under a ton of blankets and DVDs, just waiting for spring to get here.
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Kevinpars said...

I love this magnet. I may have to hunt down a print of this one for my office

joy said...

Oooh! It's at the Met.

I know, having put it back several times. The last time I was in the shop, I spent almost an hour, picking up items - calendars, magnets, books, postcards, etc. - and putting them back.

It was kind of ridiculous. Though not surprising.