Art for December 21st: Summer feeling


Johann Köler (1826 – 1899) was a leader of the Estonian national awakening and a painter. I simply love the feeling of this Faithful Guardian (1878), and many details of it, like swallowtail butterfly, hat full of flowers, directions of sights.

Kumu, Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn (worth to visit!), July 2013

Faithful Guardian (1878) by Johann Köler

Faithful Guardian (1878) by Johann Köler

Art picture every day until 1 Jan 2016! See all: Art For End Of 2015.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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2 Responses to Art for December 21st: Summer feeling

  1. Rigby says:

    The silver birch tree has a bracket fungus that will kill it in a few years…another admirably depicted detail like the ones you mention. The gigantic dog is a tour de force of technique and observation. The only sour note in the slightly saccharine scene is the bored and truculent little madam.🙂

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