Springtime and Love oil on canvas 37 1/2" x 72 3/4" 1878
"Springtime and Love" by Francesco Michetti belongs to the Art Institute of Chicago, although I understand it isn't always on display. I've never seen it in person, but I heard about it in Scott Burdick's YouTube video series called "The Banishment of Beauty." He talks about this painting in part 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMA1rn7q7t0&list=PL619ED61282CD714E.Thank you Julia!
The month of March will be dedicated to the theme of spring. Have some favorite paintings of the season of spring by other artists you'd like to share? Please email your suggestion (not your own work please) with a few words to describe why you like it. Be sure to include the title, medium, size and year.