—The Unanswered Question for Trumpet, Flute Quartet and Strings (No. 1 from "Two Contemplations")
"The Unanswered Question" for Trumpet, Flute Quartet and Strings (No. 1 from "Two Contemplations"), composed by Charles Ives in 1908.
Sunset over a Winter Landscape - Abram Efimovich Arkhipov
Vincent van Gogh - Sunflowers (1889)
In his famous Sunflowers series, Van Gogh really painted two sets of sunflower paintings: the four “initials” and the three “repetitions.” This painting (F. 457) is a repetition of the fourth “initial” painting (F. 454), with orange flowers and tabletop instead of the yellow-green of F. 454. Van Gogh sold this version to Emile Schuffenecker in 1894. It was sold again at auction in 1987, and today it hangs in the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art.
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), The Meteor of 1860.
Joan Eardley (British, 1921-1963), Crashing Waves. Oil on board, 13 ¾ x 18 in.
Paul Henry (Irish, 1876-1958), A Connemara Village. Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 in.
"While I’m writing for words, then I immerse myself in those words, and I let the music flow out of them. When I write an abstract piano sonata or a concerto, I write what I feel. I’m not a self-conscious composer. It is said I have no style at all, but that doesn’t matter. I just go on doing, as they say, my thing. I believe this takes a certain courage." - Samuel Barber