Ralph Waldo Emerson: Waldeinsamkeit

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John Singer Sargent, Olive Trees at Corfu.
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John Singer Sargent, Olive Trees at Corfu.
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John Singer Sargent, Olive Trees at Corfu The Athenaeum

Immortal solitude

「森の中で人は蛇が沼を出るように年を落とし、人生のどの時期でも常に子供である。 森の中では、永遠の若さがある」
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature”

ここイギリス南東部の天候が急変し、秋という新しい季節を告げたので、私はまた海外旅行をしたいと思いはじめました。 また旅に出るということは、いつものように、現在進行中のさまざまな創作プロジェクトをどのように達成するかということになり、その結果、机やスタジオで制作する芸術と、自然の中に身を置いてインスピレーションを受ける芸術の違いについて考えることになったのです

多くの作家やアーティストが、自然の中にいることの利点や芸術に対する影響について同様の考察をしたことがあります。 ラルフ・ウォルドー・エマーソン(1803年5月25日-1882年4月27日)もジョン・シンガー・サージェント(1856年1月12日-1925年4月14日)も、豊かな森林や青々とした雑木林に身を置くことによる若返りと救済を筆頭に、存在する植物や動物に囲まれた中で作品を制作することを提唱しています。

ドイツ語に「Waldeinsamkeit」という美しい言葉があり、直訳すると「森の孤独」である。 同様に、サージェントは、ヨーロッパの野外旅行で、光にあふれた印象派の絵画を描き、二人とも、大自然の中にいるときの不思議で神秘的な力を見事に表現しているのです。

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John Singer Sargent, Pool in the Garden of La Granja.
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I don’t count the hours I spend
In wandering by the sea;
The forest is my loyal friend,
Like God it useth me.

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John Singer Sargent, Villa Torlonia, Fountain.
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John Sargent,
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In plains that room for shadows make
of skirting hills to lie,
Bound in by streams that give and take
The colors from the sky;

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John Singer Sargent, At Frascati.
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John Sargent, In the Plains of Shadows in the Skirting hills to lie and the color by stream: Athenaeum

Or on the mountain-crest sublime,
Or down the oaken glade,
O have I do with time?
For this the day was made.

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John Singer Sargent, Landscape Near Florence.
Photograph.On The Florrence: Athenaeum

Cities of mortals woeone
Fantastic care derides,
But in the serious landscape lone
Stern benefit abides.

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John Singer Sargent, Villa Corsini,Near Florence.
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Sheen will tarnish, honey cloy,
And merry is only a mask of sad,
But, sober on a fund of joy,
The woods at heart are glad.

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John Singer Sargent, Boboli Gardens, Florence.
Photograph.Pirates: Athenaeum

There the great planter plants
Of the fruitful worlds the grain,
And with a million spells enchants
the souls that walk in pain.

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John Singer Sargent, Florence Fountain, Boboli Gardens.
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Still on the seeds of all he made
The rose of beauty burns;
Through times that wear, and forms that fade,
Immortal youth returns.

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John Singer Sargent, Spanish Midday, Aranjuez.
Photograph.The Singer Sargent, Spain, Aranjube: Athenaeum

The black duck mounting from the lake,
The pigeon in the pines,
the bittern’s boom, a desert make
which no false art refines.

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John Singer Sargent, Olive and Cypress.
Photograph: Athenaeum

Down in yon watery nook,
Where bearded mists divide,
The gray old gods who Chaos knew,
The sires of Nature, hide.

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John Singer Sargent, Aranjuez.
Photograph.The Singer Sargent, Aranjuez – the Culture: Athenaeum

Aloft, in secret veins of air,
Blows the sweet breath of song,
O, few to scale those uplands dare,
Though they belong to all!

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John Singer Sargent, La Granja.
Photograph.The Culturium.The Singer Sargent, La Granja: Athenaeum

See thou bring not to field or stone
the fancies found in books;
Leave authors’ eyes, and fetch your own,
To brave the landscape looks.

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John Singer Sargent, Corfu.
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And if, amid this dear delight,
My thoughts did home rebound,
I well may consider it a slight
To the high cheer I found.

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John Singer Sargent, Park Scene.
Photograph: The Culturium.John Sargent, The Singer Sutton: Athenaeum

Oblivion here thy wisdom is
Thy thrift, the sleep of cares;
For a proud idleness like this
Crowns all thy mean affairs.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Waldeinsamkeit”

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