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Velazquez’ Weavers

Clearly this blog is not living up to its name, as I seem to have left it unposted and unloved for almost five months, neither subjective nor disciplined.  I could argue that I have been so absorbed in my studies … Continue reading

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The Power of Art

Ideas for my research project have not exactly been flooding into my mind; so far a couple of possibilities have suggested themselves only to founder on doubts  about their viability and/or practicality.  For example, I thought of exploring the correspondences … Continue reading

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Velazquez’ Immaculate Conception

“The Immaculate Conception” is perhaps not Velazquez’ best painting, but I love it so much, and always go to see it when I am in the National Gallery.  It always has a very strong emotional effect on me, not easy … Continue reading

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I’m having one of those moments when I wonder where I’ve been.  I mean, seriously, how is it possible that I’d never heard of Henri Rivière until last…

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I stopped in my tracks this morning when this painting flashed past on my Facebook feed.  I scrolled back. What was that?  Van Gogh?  Why, today, is this…

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Woodblock artists in Scotland

Very interesting display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, showing Japanese masters of the 19th century (mainly Hiroshige) alongside artists working in Scotland in the first half of the 20th. I particularly liked Ian Cheyne’s landscapes, including these: … Continue reading

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Summer Snow

Visiting Blois we passed on visiting the château, feeling a certain amount of tourist fatigue, and contented ourselves with a stroll round the old town, where we came across this interesting show at the Maison du Loir-et-Cher.  Most of the … Continue reading

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