Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gare Montparnasse, (The Melancholy of Departure) by Giorgio de Chirico

“…One must embrace all forms of art…” With those words from the lecturer who gives us weekly Art History talks still ringing in my ears when I dared query the relevance of Surrealism, Abstract and Performance Art, I will, for … Continue reading

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Rocky Seascape with Shipwreck by Clakson Frederick Stanfield

In my last blog I featured a painting of a lighthouse by Edward Hopper and talked about how these structures over the years had helped seafarers find their way around coasts and enabled them to safely navigate treacherous waters.  However … Continue reading

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Lighthouses and Buildings, Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine by Edward Hopper

The Lighthouse by Becky Jennings The mighty lighthouse stands secure, Undaunted by the restless sea; Ravaged by the changing tides And buffeted by winds blown free. Yet, it sheds its beacon straight and true, Unfaltering in the bleakest night, Guiding … Continue reading

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“Moonlights” by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Today I am featuring some works by the English Victorian painter John Atkinson Grimshaw, who was born in Leeds in 1836.  His father, David, at various times during his life, served as a policeman, worked for Pickfords and then as … Continue reading

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The Magpie by Claude Monet

Being in a much milder, wetter and windy climate it is always a novelty to see snow except atop distant mountains and for those of you are knee-deep in it, you have my sympathy, as I tend to agree with … Continue reading

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Classical Greek Landscape with Girls Sacrificing Their Hair to Diana on the Bank of a River by Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes

As an artist, he has been spoken of as the father of French Neoclassical landscape painting and an artist, who was for landscape painting what Jaques-Louis David was for history painting, so how can I ignore this eminent and much … Continue reading

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Sophie Gray by John Everett Millais

Much has been written about the love triangle of the pre-Raphaelite artist, John Everett Millais, the art critic, John Ruskin and his wife, Euphemia Gray.  This year we will be offered two feature films, Effie and Untouched exploring their relationship … Continue reading

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