Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Paintings from Belgium



Art enthusiasts were treated to a special showing of paintings from Belgium during Friday night's Art Walk at the Selma Art Guild.

The paintings were brought to America in 1947 by the granddaughter of the artist, Gernand Coenderart, and she took them off the walls of her home to share them with her fellow Selmians. Most of the paintings depict rural life in her native land.

(Please click the photo to enlarge for a better view of these paintings.)

9 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Sure look like they are a nice addition to the community.

Kate said...

What a treat for you, and how generous of the owner to share the art!

Kate said...

PS. I maxed your photo which everyone should do to get the benefit of the paintings, wich are really quite lovely!

Rambling Round said...

Thanks, Kate. I have now added a note to click the photo to enlarge. Much better!

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely art! I could easily find a spot on one of my walls to hang one of them!

bfarr said...

I enlarged them like Kate to view the details. They really are quite nice. Thanks for sharing.

Jacob said...

How nice of her to share! They look quite beautiful!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How kind of the owner to share her art!

Rose said...

I love those paintings...so glad I checked in.