Monthly Archives: July 2015

Mr and Mrs Wachtel and their Californian dreams

I often come into contact with American tourists who stay at my Bed & Breakfast and I always ask them where is the best place in America as far as climate is concerned and I nearly always get the same … Continue reading

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Henry Herbert La Thangue – the pictorial documenter of rural life

A few blogs ago I looked at the life and works of George Clausen and termed his art as rustic realism and today I want to delve into the life and the art work of another such painter, the English … Continue reading

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Peder Balke. Part 2 – The great Norwegian journey and disillusionment

Balke returned to Christiania in 1830 and stayed with Professor Rathke and in that May travelled to Copenhagen and was fortunate to be able to view royal collections of art.  Of all the works he saw, Balke was most impressed … Continue reading

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