Summer,flowers and Ivana Kobilica

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Summer, 1889

Last days of August passing by I wish the summer would last longer.But at least at this picture the summer lasts forever! Ivana Kobilica, one of the biggest painters from Slovenia ,won big international recognition  with this work at the time.Have a look at all these flowers, smell the summer ,enjoy the colors of flower petals …..and visit Slovenian national Gallery in Ljubljana to admire it……..

 

Ivana Kobilca

Self-portrait in White, around 1910
Birth name Ivana Kobilca
Born December 20, 1861
LjubljanaCarniolaAustrian Empire
Died December 4, 1926 (aged 64)
Ljubljana, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Nationality Slovene
Field painting, drawing, photography
Training School of Arts and Crafts, Munich
study with the portrait painter Alois Erdtelt
Movement realism
Works Dutch Girl (1886)
Zitherist (around 1887)
Coffeemadam (1888)
Portrait of Sister Fani (1889)
Summer (1889-90)
Women Ironers (1891)
Children in Grass (1892)
Parisian Woman Selling Vegetables (1892)
Self-Portrait (1894-95)
Self-Portrait with a Palette (1914)
Elected Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts

from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivana_Kobilca

 

Early harvest apple with many names

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Oh my ,I’ve just spent some time writing this post about apple from my garden as I’ve done something wrong with my comp and everything has vanished! But as this apple is in my garden for the last 30 years,I owe him at least a short post.So perhaps it would be a good idea to ask my readers how do they name this sort of apple-in my country it is called beličnik (the white one), in Germany they have many names for it:Klarapfel , Klara-Apfel , Kornapfel, Weizenapfel, Ährenapfel , Johannisapfel, Jakobiapfel, Augustapfel ,Sommerscheibe. But I’ve found just one english name-Yellow Transparent Apple.Are there any more names?I promise a reward in form of a good recipe for apple pie !