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Wordless Wednesday - Poppies on the Isles of Shoals

By July 23, 2008

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Poppies on the Isles of Shoals, 1890
Brooklyn Museum

(Someone certainly captured the essences of summer, sea breeze and masses of Papaver rhoeas in bloom. Click on the image to find out who!)

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July 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm
(1) Beth says:

Lovely! You can really see the layers of paint that Hassam used to build up the image, adding such a rich depth. *happy sigh*

July 23, 2008 at 3:32 pm
(2) Kallie / Asian History says:

Ahh, yes, lovely is the word. I can smell the salt tang and feel that angled sun on my face!

I love the single, small, fluffy cloud, too.

July 23, 2008 at 4:08 pm
(3) Nancy says:

He even painted the breeze!

Beautiful image.

July 23, 2008 at 5:01 pm
(4) Kris Hirst says:

Nice–I didn’t know of Hassam but I can see he had that impressionist vibe down

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