Today is the birthday of British Romantic Landscape, seascape, watercolourist and printmaker Joseph Mallord William Turner(b. London 1775 – 1851). Turner understood the elements, for example when in 1834 parliament caught fire, Turner witnessed it. He also sketched shipwrecks, storms and other natural phenomena like fog, rain, storms and above all the light and strove to capture it . He was fascinated by the wayContinue reading “Happy Birthday J M W Turner – Grand Master of the Elements – not all at Sea”
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Poll Truth or Fiction?
Which of these art quotes speak truthfully to you and which do you disagree with? Just vote for your favorite and why you disagree with any. Truth or fiction? It’s all subjective. I agree with Da Vinci who illustrates the difference between poetry and art so succinctly. Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, andContinue reading “Poll Truth or Fiction?”
Bacon by Lightbulb
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 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 have been toContinue reading “Bacon by Lightbulb”
Another Poetry Challenge!
A lot of people go on to my other blog ‘Bookstains’ looking for something to see. I’ve been putting my own poetry and book reviews on there and just linking to it. Now I am going to host my poetry challenges on there too! The Vincent Van Gogh poetry challenge was a real success and all the entriesContinue reading “Another Poetry Challenge!”
Preserved in time – Otzi – the iceman
There’s many ways a body can be preserved. One is by peat, as we have seen with the bog bodies. Another is by ice – which proved the case with the oldest frozen body ever found – 5,300 years old!. This body found high in the mountains between the borders of Italy and the Austrian hasContinue reading “Preserved in time – Otzi – the iceman”