La casa dell’artista – The Artist’s House

La casa dell’artista, olio su tela di Umberto Moggioli, 1918

The Artist’s House, Oil on canvas, 1918

I saw this painting in July while in Venice. I love the light and the warmth that it radiates. I love how the mother and the daughter are working so attentively and yet are clearly enjoying each other’s company. There is a great sense of peace and comfort. There is also a great sense of welcome. The door is open and the table is set. Such beauty and simplicity.

Mysteries, yes by Mary Oliver

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous

to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the

mouths of the lambs.

How rivers and stones are forever

in allegiance with gravity

while we ourselves dream of rising.

How two hands touch and the bonds will

never be broken.

How people come, from delight or the

scars of damage,

to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those

who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say

“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,

and bow their heads.

By Mary Oliver

Acrylic on paper by SCBC