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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Poetry Challenge: Vincent could have told you
Just Click the Van Gogh image to take you to the video Everyone has heard ‘Starry Starry Night‘ By Don Mclean, the beautiful song about Vincent Van Gogh. There is a line in it which says:_ But I could have told you, Vincent, This world was never meant for one As beautiful as you……. (here’sContinue reading “Poetry Challenge: Vincent could have told you”
Reflected in Lifes Mirror
Which artist hasn’t tried to do a self-portrait? I know I have – many times and I never could get it right! Mind, you though, neither could anyone else. I have an odd face – with no really distinguishing features: nothing that stands out. The master of the self-portrait was Rembrandt van Rijn, he painted hisContinue reading “Reflected in Lifes Mirror”
Behind the paint – ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt
‘The Kiss’ by Gustave Klimt (b.1862 -1918 Vienna) was painted 1907 – 1908, it is probably the Viennese artist’s most famous work. Klimt trained at the school of Applied Arts in Vienna, but eventually broke away from the State’s patronage to form the Secession group with friends. The group believed the promotion of the art of unconventionalContinue reading “Behind the paint – ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt”
Weird and Wacky designs – Total Airheads!
It’s Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday today (1853 -1890). But I’ve already wished Van Gogh happy birthday – see last years post I could have told you Vincent it’s your birthday. However, no birthday is ever complete without balloons and I couldn’t believe it when I saw these! I think the one below looks quite like him, thoughContinue reading “Weird and Wacky designs – Total Airheads!”
My 483rd post is here
Looking back through my past posts, I realised that I haven’t done any summing up since my 427 post. I like to do this so often as it gives me new ideas and alerts me to areas of the blog which I have either abandoned or neglected. Some of the categories are outdated now, butContinue reading “My 483rd post is here”
Happy Birthdays Dear Artists!
My section about celebrating artists birthdays is growing quite nicely. There are lots of artists I want to write about but I don’t seem to have the time. Those I do write about, I tend to make it brief. I hate it when it’s an artist I really like and I’ve missed the birthday grrr! Continue reading “Happy Birthdays Dear Artists!”