Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Ailanthus Branch in Winter, January 30, 1946; watercolor and graphite on paper, 29 x 25 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Alfred Fabro and Friends of Robert I. Millonzi, in memory of Robert I. Millonzi, 1986
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 29b, January 27, 1917
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thinking of an artist who yearns to compose wonderful music, yet what he sees with his eyes is the overwhelming instinct – he fancies himself blinded by some accident which causes him to turn perforce to music – he almost covets such a circumstance. As I came home tonight over the country road in the damp dusk I heard such music in my mind, as he might compose.