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”
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Happy Birthday Georges Braque!
Le Viaduct de L’ Estaque Georges Braque b. Paris, France (1882-1963) was a painter, collagist and draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker. His major contribution to Art History is through Cubisim, which he founded and developed alongside his close association with Picasso during the 1908-1912 period. Houses at de L’Estaque He also participated in Fauvism andContinue reading “Happy Birthday Georges Braque!”
Weep not for me
Pablo Picasso b.(1881-1973 Spain) famous iconic painting ‘Weeping Woman’ is the artist’s protest about the bombing of Guernica. It was completed in 1937 and depicts the horror , pain, fear, grief and emotion women were experiencing though the tragic loss of their loved ones in the war. This is a poem I wrote for aContinue reading “Weep not for me”
From the mouths of artists
There have been many great quotes about art and painting. Sometimes it seems that if you are a great artist it automatically follows that you will utter a clever quote which will be taken down avidly by critics and fans and passed on. Picasso was aways coming out with profound quotes, they just seemed toContinue reading “From the mouths of artists”
Art for Arts sake?
Unbelievable that 6 important pieces of art have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris! How fine is the security of these buildings? Considering the priceless works of art they house – sadly not good enough it seems to keep greedy thieves out. The crime is estimated to have taken place at 6.50 am Thursday. The singleContinue reading “Art for Arts sake?”
‘Happy Birthday Paul Cezanne!)
Today is the birthday of Paul Cezanne the French Post impressionist (1839 – 1906). Cezanne, son of a banker in Province, he came to fame relatively late in life He studied law before entering his father’s bank (1859 -61) but left to study art in Paris at Académie Suisse, where he met Pissarro, Monet and manyContinue reading “‘Happy Birthday Paul Cezanne!)”
Happy Birthday Dear Pablo Picasso!
Today is the birthday of probably one of the most famous modern artists, Pablo Picasso (or to give him his real name – Pablo Diego JoseFrancisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso). Most people called him Picasso…… and no wonder! Picasso born in Spain 1881Continue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Pablo Picasso!”
Transcription: Paula Rego ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ page 31 and 32
page-31 Continuing with the transcription of ‘Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ – For this page, I attempted a bit of cubism (a movement invented by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso 1907). This is where the surface is broken up, put back together, so that different viewpoints emerge. To be continued tomorrow….. Pages 1Continue reading “Transcription: Paula Rego ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ page 31 and 32”