Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Feature: Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish

With painstaking attention to detail Maxfield Parrish created paintings that both realistically portray the human form and landscape AND surreally create scenes of fantasy.  Yet these are not the uncomfortable surrealistic scenes of Salvador Dali or Magritte.  Parish's world is soft and reflects only the gentle side of our experiences.  Using art as a means of calling attention to the beautiful side of creation.

Princess Parizade Bringing Home the Singing Tree
Maxfield Parrish

The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you.  To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, or air and space.
-Maxfield Parrish


  1. I had a dream the other night set in a Parrish landscape. I didn't want to wake up! Thanks for featuring him!

    1. And thanks for inspiring this post Tamara! You rock :)


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