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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Moth and the Thunderclap, 1961; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 inches; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Moth and the Thunderclap, 1961; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 36 x 48 inches; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 29, 1947

Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 29 (Thurs.) –

Letter from Joe. He + Ruth are spending the weekend at Cayuga Lake + intend stopping off on the return.  (Monday).

B-M + I to Loblaws marketing – warm + sunny when we went in, but a very short + violent storm came up while we were inside. Blew down branches some of which damaged cars parked there.

Raining most of morning – Played Beethoven’s Quartet #15 (132) – The third movement is almost m[unintelligible] in its atmosphere of religious feeling. A monologue addressed to God! [unintelligible, but possibly, “Evoking all energy he can, which art wants to bury”]

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 29, 1947

 

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