Monday, 30 December 2013

Results of the autumn quiz

So the ubiquitous wandering lady was this time on the painting by Pieter de Hooch (born 1629) "Interior of the burgomaster's council chamber in the amsterdam townhall", now at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid.
More Pieter de Hooch's paintings in this link

Those of you who got it right will be getting an amazing trip to the Caribbean.


A Monet jpg image not uploading fast enough

Ok, so I should open a new label called "fooling around", I know

About painting

Marie-Bracquemond at her easel

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

Dear Mandela

 On top of everything, you managed to make everyone agree on what wisdom is. What an achievement. 
I celebrate your life too.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Reflection of the day

What yarn is to wool, writing is to life. Distillations, they are not quite the same thing as the original but you can make very nice things with them.

Smile today

Exam answers from school classrooms

More in the book "F In School" by Richard Benson

Monday, 11 November 2013

Eugenio Recuenco

Eugenio Recuenco

31 Aug – 16 Nov 2013

Camera Work CWC Gallery

Auguststr. 11–1310117 Berlin

Tue-Sat 11-19

Other works:

Postcard from Madrid

street poetry

I loved you,

This piece of news made me happy today

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces - Museo del Prado
Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court at the National Gallery of Victoria

16 May 201431 Aug 2014

"The holdings of Italian art in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid are unique and unrivalled in museums outside Italy.  Drawn from its magnificent collection, this exhibition of over 70 paintings and 30 drawings presents a rich selection of works spanning 300 years of Italian art, from the early sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

More than 70 artists are represented including Raphael, Correggio, Titian, Tintoretto, the Carracci, Poussin and Tiepolo.  The exhibition reflects the taste of the Spanish Royal Court whose Kings and Courtiers avidly collected Italian art.  Successive rulers also commissioned works directly from the artists in Italy or enticed them to Spain to work in the Royal Household.  Many of these works are at the heart of the Prado’s collection and have never before left Spain.

The exhibition is organised by Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid in association with the National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia."

Friday, 8 November 2013

Painters love picnics

M. Manet wasn't the first one to depict a picnic apparently

Wish list : Art Nouveau

 The book Art Nouveau by Gabrielle Fahr-Becker

The magic of drawing

Ramón Casas, Paris 1900

I soooo get your point

from this book, illustrated by Megan Hess