‘April Love’, Arthur Hughes, 1855-6 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘April Love’, Arthur Hughes, 1855-6 on display at Tate Britain. Hughes’s painting shows a moment of tension between a young couple. The woman turns away from the barely visible male figure, bent over her left hand. Like many Victorian artists, Hughes used the language of flowers in his work. The overgrown ivy that also decorates the frame signifies loyalty and eternal life, and roses, love. The petals strewn on the floor may reflect that the love affair has been strained…
Arthur Hughes (1830-1915)
A Passing Cloud 'O how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day Which now shows all the beauty of the sun And by and by a cloud takes all away' Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Amy (study), c.1853 - c.1854 - Arthur Hughes - WikiArt.org
‘Amy (study)’ was created in c.1854 by Arthur Hughes in Romanticism style. Find more prominent pieces of portrait at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.