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_____________________________________________ No, it's not Rosebud, but I suppose it could be a close relative. A child's painted antique wooden sled hangs, roped to barn board, high up on a wall in the East Haddam (Connecticut) Historical Society Museum. _____________________________________________ The title is from Ballade des dames du temps jadis (Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past) by Franois Villon, a 15th-century poet, teacher, and (later pardoned) murderer. Part of a larger work called 'Grand Testament', Villon called it simply Ballade; a publisher added the rest of the title in 1533. _____________________________________________ Dante Gabriel Rossetti translated the poem into English as 'Ballad of Dead Ladies', and the quotation from that poem that serves as the title to this piece as 'But where are the snows of yesteryear?', although in the original medieval French d'antan means 'last year'. Mais o sont les neiges d'antan? is one of the most popularly-translated quotations in the history of literature._____________________________________________ Digital oil painting with on a cracked-wood panel from an original photograph shot June 12, 2010.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.