There is always hope. Will o the Wisp (1888) was painted by

8/27/2021, 11:08:41 AM
There is always hope. Will o the Wisp (1888) was painted by the Czech artist Lev Lerch (1856-1892). Will o’ the wisp is a popular concept in folklore, and it refers to a beautiful ghost light that travelers see during the night. It is often seen near swamps or marshes, and across the folk stories it is referred with a variety of names. It is usually a bright, flickering lamp that serves as a guide to the people seeing it. But it turns out that this light provides false hope as it doesn’t really exist… Or does this light exist? In this work by Lerch, he poses the source of this mysterious light. It is a nymph-like figure floating above a wetland. She is not really holding the light, instead the light is floating above her hands in the air. So, perhaps we should be hopeful when we see this light next time ;-) #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #WilloWisp #WillotheWisp #LevLerch #Lerch #Hope #FalseHope #Fairy #Nymph #Light #CzechArt #CzechArtist

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