Thursday, June 15, 2017

Train of Thought

I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.
~Anna Funder

Trains for Art Thursday. I saw the painting by Hans Baluschek and decided to run (chug?) with it.

The Express Train Arrives, 1909
by Hans Baluschek

La huerta o el tren de Colmenar
by Ulpiano Checa

Viaggio Triste (Sad Journey)
by Raffaele Faccioli (1845-1916)

La gare de Lyon-Perrache
by Louis Beysson (1856-1912)

Berlin-Potsdamer Eisenbahn 1847
by Adolph Menzel

Saint-Lazare Station, the Western Region Goods Sheds
by Claude Monet

The Lackawanna Valley
by George Inness

100 years of electrical trains and international traffic exhibition (IVA) Hamburg

Lastly, go visit a painting titled "The Annoying Cavalier." I really feel for her...


Irene Latham said...

Chug with it indeed! :) You've got me thinking... maybe "transportation" for my ARTSPEAK! theme one of these years?? Thank you, as ever! xo

Pop said...

Wonderful depictions of one of my favorite things, too.

Took me back to my childhood when my parents let me ride (on my own!) on the Powhatan Arrow to my grandparents' town. Granted it was only 17 miles and my Mom drove (practically) beside the train the whole time, but it was great. :-)

Tabatha said...

Transportation would make a great theme, Irene!

Great story, Pop!