Art I LOVE Maggi Hambling (A W.A.R. Post)

W.A.R.? What is it good for? – absolutely nothing. W.A.R. what does it stand for? – Worth A Reblog! I’ve always loved the art of Maggie Hambling.  I’m a big fan of painterly, expressionistic art – words which aptly describe this artists work.  Hambling studied East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing from 1960, under the tutelageContinue reading “Art I LOVE Maggi Hambling (A W.A.R. Post)”

Google Doodles Do – Art

NEW POST ON BOOKSTAINS HERE Google Doodles began in 1998 and were unanimated and unhyperlinked until 2010, when Sir Isaac Newton was honoured with the very first animation. Over 2000 international and regional Doodles have appeared through its homepages, featuring artists, personalities, musicians etc and by 2019, over 4000 Doodles had been created for GoogleContinue reading “Google Doodles Do – Art”

Something to crow about?

Crow by Arthur Rackham The other day, feeling a bit miserable looking at the battering rain and dark skies, I began to add some gothic pins to my Pinterest. I came across some crow related items and thought that it would make a good blog theme. I was struck by the number of Crow picturesContinue reading “Something to crow about?”

Reasons to be Chairful 1…2…3

Brightening up this dreary lockdown with quirky chairs seems the way to drum the way out of the dols at the moment, so here’s some artistic sitting imaginative images. Are you sitting comfortably? It started with a Kiss according to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). This beautiful upcycled, hand painted chair from FendosArt will engulfContinue reading “Reasons to be Chairful 1…2…3”

Bacon by Lighbulb

One from my ‘Yesterdays archive I came across this interesting video today about an exhibition of Francis’ Bacon‘s work called ‘Francis Bacon, A Terrible Beauty.  The exhibition, which ran from 28th October 2009 – 7th March 2010 was at the Hugh Lane City Gallery, Dublin Ireland. Although I didn’t manage to get to this exhibition, I haveContinue reading “Bacon by Lighbulb”

Happy Birthday Kathe Kollwitz and Atemisia Gentileschi (revisited)

We celebrate two artists birthdays today.  Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1656) and German painter, printmaker and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz (1867 -1945).  I have already written about Gentileschi in my post ‘Behind the Paint – Susannah and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi’  There is a good website which is dedicated to this artist  here Kollowitz hadContinue reading “Happy Birthday Kathe Kollwitz and Atemisia Gentileschi (revisited)”