‘The Kiss’ by Gustave Klimt (b.1862 -1918 Vienna) was painted 1907 – 1908, it is probably the Viennese artist’s most famous work. Klimt trained at the school of Applied Arts in Vienna, but eventually broke away from the State’s patronage to form the Secession group with friends. The group believed the promotion of the art of unconventionalContinue reading “Behind the paint – ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt”
It’s Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday today (1853 -1890). But I’ve already wished Van Gogh happy birthday – see last years post I could have told you Vincent it’s your birthday. However, no birthday is ever complete without balloons and I couldn’t believe it when I saw these! I think the one below looks quite like him, thoughContinue reading “Weird and Wacky designs – Total Airheads!”
Looking back through my past posts, I realised that I haven’t done any summing up since my 427 post. I like to do this so often as it gives me new ideas and alerts me to areas of the blog which I have either abandoned or neglected. Some of the categories are outdated now, butContinue reading “My 483rd post is here”
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I came across this sand drawing artist and just had to include it. How the drawings start off have l no bearing on the end drawing. Amazing!
I’m coming across some very unusual and amazing artists in the course of research for my blog. Yes. you’ve guessed it – it’s time for yet another category! Some of these may not be new artists to you – but they are to me, hense the title ‘Discovered and Uncovered’. It is not my intentionContinue reading “Discovered and Uncovered – Underwater artist Zena Holloway”
There are lots of ways the dead can be preserved. The elements help. So far I have explored preservation by earth (well peat really) with the Bog bodies. Then there was water (Otzi the ice man) frozen in ice and found in the Austrain/Italian alps. But earth and water aren’t the only elements which canContinue reading “Preserved in time – Peruvian mummies”
I am introducing this new category ‘Behind the paint’. I hope it will prove popular. it will be attempt to interpret popular paintings. the clues are there – it’s just a case of looking. When we go to a gallery, of course we look at the paintings and appreciate the composition, the colours the wayContinue reading “Behind the Paint: ‘The bedroom at Arles’ Van Gogh”