Today is the anniversary of when the famous painting ‘The Scream’ by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) was recovered undamaged where it was first stolen in February 1994 from the Oslo Museum. It had been missing nearly 3 months. Artist and printmaker Munch explored themes of madness, jealousy and sexual awakening, among other psychological states. His childhood was tragic. HisContinue reading “Scream, Scream and Scream Again!”
Inspired by my Ghost of Christmas Past on my Echostains insta, I’ve resurrected a video I made for my art blog (echostains). It’s all about masks 😷 It’s been a while since I posted. I have been busy compiling another video – a a celebration of masks from history, cultures and of course art. The mostContinue reading “Masquerade – A celebration of Masks”
Here’s my poetry contribution for the ‘Freeflowing poetry challenge’. It’s over on my other blog ‘Bookstains’. I hope you enjoy it and join in! An excellent idea of from the Artroadshow!
It’s not really my 500th post – that was yesterday, but I wanted to commemorate the Titanic. I have been playing around with WordPress’ slide show tutorial and I thought what could be more fitting than to try to make a slide show of some of the items I have featured on my blog so far. Starting inContinue reading “My 500th post”
I thought that it was time for a little summing up of what’s been happening on here. This is my 427th post now. So far (fingers crossed) I have managed to blog very nearly every day last year. My goal for this year is not to miss one day out. What am I finding to blogContinue reading “My 427th post summary”
People are always asking me how I came up with such unusual name like ‘Echostains’ for a blog. Echostains began was a project I did at University. That project has now seen many changes, but it is still alive and kicking. I am still exploring communication through art, though now the communication is through theContinue reading “Echostains – what exactly is it’”
Time for some more art experiments: I was going through some pics taken when the snow was about (shhhhhh, better whisper in case it hears me and comes back …) and I thought I’d have a bit of fun with the images. These are the pics I took – yes, nothing special to write home about,Continue reading “My art experiments – Pretend playing in the pretend snow”
I was playing about with some paint the other day and thought I would do a tonal piece with some interesting perspective incorporated. As I’d recently been watching some old DVD’s of the 70s series The Onedin Line, and was inspired by the idea of a ship’s cabin undergoing a storm on the high seas –Continue reading “A room with a view or two – exploring perspectives”