I love the illustrations of Alice in Wonderland and Alice’s adventures through the looking Glass. The original Tenniel ones have a charm all of their own and are the ones I remember the most from childhood. There is such a lot of information contained in these small drawings and Sir John Tenniel’s style once seen, is unmistakable.Continue reading “The Art of Alice through the Looking Glass”
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Art and the Subconscious: Sleight of mind
Being fascinated with the subconscious and the art associated with it, starting with the Surrealists (see Max Ernst) and earlier post: ‘Altered book page 10 Freefalling Snake in the Grass’ and ‘Altered art book page 4 A Qustion of Life and Death’ you will see what I mean. Artist have used many different means to tap the subconscious. Continue reading “Art and the Subconscious: Sleight of mind”
A Bohemian at heart? or an Ass in Bohemia?
Boho’s that we are (at heart) we were Pottering round Soho and popped into the French Bar, Dean Street. Packed out of course. The smokey atmosphere may be gone, thanks to the ban, but the pub still a kind of ‘aura’ lingering over it. This bar has a great history and some very interesting photo’sContinue reading “A Bohemian at heart? or an Ass in Bohemia?”
Buy one; get another, then another until eventually you get the Sir John Soane’s Museum
What a remarkable place! What a remarkable man, son of a Bricklayer (b. 1753) Sir John Soane, Architect turned out to be! There are also drawings, prints, furniture, clocks and of course books … the list is endless! What a great time Soane must have had collecting them all. He was continually building onContinue reading “Buy one; get another, then another until eventually you get the Sir John Soane’s Museum”