Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Lady of Florence!

A Lady of Florence by artist Antonio Guarino (1882-1931)

Another wonderful work of art from the 1930's art scrapbook I discovered not long ago in an antique mall in Ohio! The young lady who put this compilation of art together certainly had an eye for the beautiful and unusual. I'm so glad I found her and I think she would be happy to see her project shared with many! Enjoy!


  1. Oh Coralie!
    Good Morning sweetie. Thanks so much for sharing today. I love this woman of mystery. She looks like she has so many stories to share, and has seen so many places to tell us about. I love the way the artist captured her face. She is so deep in thought, whether it be about a past love, or the flowers in her garden. She just takes your breath away.

    Love it. Just love it. Thanks for sharing today. Please pop over and say hi. I have a story to share today.

    Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  2. Great story of a found treasure. Thanks for posting this painting. I love the way she's surrounded by abstract color, yet she is quite detailed.

  3. you have something at my blog

  4. Oh, I agree! Thank goodness you found her treasure and appreciate the value and beauty of it. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Have a lovely day. Twyla

  5. Oh, how beautiful, vivid color..

  6. Beautiful~I'd like that for my living room wall.

  7. Hello...!

    How are you? Thanks for your comment It´s always nice when there is someone leave a comment it´s encourage me...and most of all it´s funny to answer it.
    My daughter second name is Florence charming name with a statuesque painting of your...
    Thanks for sharing...

    Have a wonderful friday!

  8. Hello sweet Coralie, I've yet to see A Place in the Sun (it's in my netflix queue) I hear it is a tearjerker indeed! thank you for stopping by my humble blog :)Have a wonderful Thursday!

  9. What a lovely picture. I love all the color and detail. She looks like a lady I would like to spend some time with at the corner coffee shop. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Romance is in the air, the flowers aroma surrounding her, as she stands on her balcony contemplating love in the beauty of the day that stands before her.

    Love it! Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

  11. Good morning Coralie. You are up early today. My excuse (5:00 AM) is our puppy. She wakes me up then eats and goes back to sleep on my feet. Smile. I don't mind as she is adorable ans so sweet. I have had two poodles with attitude so it is time to have a sweet one. Of course, we loved them dearly.

    I do love this beautiful woman in the painting. Very romantic. Sometimes art just speaks to us doesn't it? How lucky to have the art book.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs, Jeanne
    Note: Every time I spell your name I want to spell it like this...Caralie. You know that is my sister's name. My mother made it up. Who named you and did they make it up? Maybe you already told me???

  12. Jeanne, That is so interesting that your sister's name is so similar to mine and your mother made it up! Here's how I got my name: While my mother Carrie was expecting me, she was reading a romantic novel by Grace Livingston Hill in which the heroine of the story was named Coralie. My mother fell in love with the name and so named me. I love remembering this story that she shared with me so very long thanks for the memory! And thanks for your sweet comment and question! Love it! Coralie

  13. Hi Coralie! This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! Thanks for following and allowing me to find you. The Lady of Florence looks as if she could rival Mona Lisa for the secrets she holds in her expression. She's beautiful!

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

  14. Yhanks for dropping by my blog and leaving the comment. As my daughter Gwen said, I am new to this. Gwen is helping me with learning how to find my way around all the things you need to know on blogging.

    Have a wonderful weekend