He has come home too late. Nobody has seen him from afar and run joyfully to meet him. There will be no forgiveness, no best robe, no ring, no “music and dancing”. 162 more words
After Many Springs (1945) by Thomas Hart Benton
American regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) painted After Many Springs in 1945. The skull, discarded revolver and dead leaf hidden in a tangle of branches, blossoms and vines suggest that death awaits even as new growth springs into life.
“America between the wars (and specifically between the Crash of 1929 and the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack) was at a crossroads. The economic boom and expansion of American power following victory in the First World War had led to prosperity and optimism for many in the 1920s. 176 more words
Tobacco Sorters (1942-1944) ~ Thomas Hart Benton
In Arkansas and Missouri, the name is ubiquitous. Even the most casual visitor tends to notice, and occasionally asks, “Who is this ‘Benton’ character whose name keeps cropping up?” In fact, it isn’t “this Benton” but “these Bentons” for whom the states’ schools, counties, and towns are named. 1,484 more words
THE ART OF PUBLISHING TRAVELS AN EVER CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS WE BECOME INCREASINGLY EMBEDDED IN THE DIGITAL WORLD. MANY FACTORS ARE AT WORK: PRODUCTION COSTS, PAPER, INK, PRINTING AND BINDING ARE SIGNIFICANT EXPENSES AND AUTHOR FEES, REPRODUCTION RIGHTS, DESIGN COSTS AND DISTRIBUTION ADD TO THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF THE TRADITIONAL PUBLICATION. 652 more words