Friday, March 12, 2010

trouvée: al fresco

I saw this tintype and was immediately taken by it. It is so rare to find a portrait of this period made outdoors ~ I love the field, the tree, the ghost of a house in the distance (and the slightly tinted cheeks). {click to view larger}

Alas, I don't think the weekend weather will be quite so gentle. The east coast is under a big, thick rain cloud. But, I will manage ~ there are taxes to organize, books to read, errands to run.

And some things to look at:
* and Noble Savages / A Men's Tea Party (I find this sort of hilarious)

Have a good weekend. Cheers.

3 comments:

pve design said...

all of the sudden I crave seedy cake and taking photos al fresco!
pve

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Did you read the Noble Savages comments? The photo was amusing, sweet, stupid, whatever. But the meanness that seems rampant (as exhibited in the comments) in our society is the disturbing part — not a group of guys having tea instead of beer.

Janet said...

pve ~ I hope the weekend wasn't too much of a damper to your spring fever!

Ms. Wis. ~ THAT is just it! Do you think the comments would have been the same had it been a group of women rather than men? In a gender-bending, role-reversal way, the piece is subtly provocative.