Artist's description:

Marvell, Andrew
The Garden

How vainly men themselves amaze

To win the palm, the oak, or bays ;

And their uncessant labors see

Crowned from some single herb or tree,

Whose short and narrow-vergèd shade

Does prudently their toils upbraid ;

While all the flowers and trees do close

To weave the garlands of repose.

Fair Quiet, have I found thee here,

And Innocence, thy sister dear!

Mistaken long, I sought you then

In busy companies of men :

Your sacred plants, if here below,

Only among the plants will grow ;

Society is all but rude,

To this delicious solitude.

No white nor red was ever seen

So amorous as this lovely green ;

Fond lovers, cruel as their flame,

Cut in these trees their mistress' name.

Little, alas, they know or heed,

How far these beauties hers exceed!

Fair trees! wheresoe'er your barks I wound

No name shall but your own be found.

Materials used:

Acrylic paint

Parade (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Tunde Jurjivna Pinter from Hungary

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