Ecstasy

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Ecstasy
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1929
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 36″ x 24″
Model: Jean Parrish
Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1930.

Commissioned for the 1930 General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, this painting depicts a young woman standing on the edge of a cliff, back arched, her hands lifting her hair, clearly enjoying the sun on her face and the wind whipping through her hair and clothing. Distant mountains and a “Parrish blue” sky with fluffy white clouds make up the background. A blue river winds below the cliff.

Parrish’s youngest child, Jean, born in 1911, posed for Ecstasy just before leaving for Smith College. Jean was the only child to follow her parents’ profession. She also posed for Parrish more often than her three older brothers, Dillwyn, Max Jr., and Stephen. Jean also modeled for Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (1921), Jack and the Beanstalk (1923), Evening (1921 or 1944), Daybreak (1922, standing girl), Knave of Hearts (1922, Prince), Stars (1926), and Dreaming (1928).

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Waterfall

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Waterfall
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1930
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 30″ x 22″
Model:
Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1931.

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1931.

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Solitude

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Solitude
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1931
Medium: Oil on panel
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Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1932.

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1932.

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Sunrise

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Sunrise
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1931
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 31 3/4″ x 22 1/2″
Model:
Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1933

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1933. The artist painted the figures out after General Electric’s use.

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Moonlight

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Moonlight
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1932
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 32″ x 23″
Model: Kathleen Philbrick Read
Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1934

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1934. Poor Kathleen: Parrish painted her out as early as February 1935. He was getting tired of painting “girls on rocks.”

Moonlight by Maxfield Parrish after girl removedThis is just one of several pictures that Parrish revisited to remove the figures and turn into a landscape.

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Prometheus

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Prometheus
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1919
Medium: Oil on panel
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Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1920.

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1920.

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Primitive Man

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Primitive Man
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1920
Medium: Oil on panel
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Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1921.

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1921.

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Dreamlight

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Dreamlight
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1924
Medium: Oil on panel
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Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1925.

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1925.

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The Lamp Seller of Bagdad

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: The Lamp Seller of Bagdad
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1923
Medium: Oil on panel
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Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1923

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1923

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Egypt, aka The Light of Egyptian Nights

February 3rd, 2008 by Tina
Name: Egypt, aka The Light of Egyptian Nights
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1920
Medium: Oil on panel
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Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1922

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1922.

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