Happy Birthday Max Ernst!!

Max Ernst born 1891- 1976 was a Surrealist artist. Born in Germany, he became a Naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958. He was prolific in painting, sculpture, poetry and graphics art. He was a leading light and pioneer in his artistic approach to Surrealism and Dadaism. A lot of information about the artistContinue reading “Happy Birthday Max Ernst!!”

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)”

Happy Birthday Cindy Sherman!

Today is the birthday of conceptual portrait photographer and film director Cindy Sherman.  Sherman was born in New Jersey USA 1954.   She received the MacArthur award in 1995 and currently lives and works in New York.  She studied visual art at Buffalo State college, abandoning  painting for photography. “I didn’t want to make ‘high’ art, IContinue reading “Happy Birthday Cindy Sherman!”

The Art of Childhood

Childhood has featured a lot in art and many artists have captured those bygone days where the sun always shone and the school summer holidays seemed to stretch out forever.  How wonderful it must have been for the sitters of these paintings to look backwards at themselves forever young  – and how lovely it is forContinue reading “The Art of Childhood”

Poll: -Who do you LOVE?

 I’ve now completed 622 posts!  In all those posts I have never yet tried the poll application out.  That is about to be remedied!  Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I have featured some rather unusual artists.  But which artist have you enjoyed the most?  These aren’t really famous artists (like Freud, HirstContinue reading “Poll: -Who do you LOVE?”

Art Discovered and Recovered – Morwenna Catt

Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog has probably guessed that a lot of my posts are spontaneous and that the subject can be prompted sometimes by anything and everything.   Sometimes it can be the date of an artist’s birthday, or the subject of a poem or something I’ve seen or heard in the mediaContinue reading “Art Discovered and Recovered – Morwenna Catt”

Echostains – what exactly is it’

 People are always asking me how I came up with such unusual name like ‘Echostains’ for a blog. Echostains began was a project I did at University. That project has now seen many changes, but it is still alive and kicking. I am still exploring communication through art, though now the communication is through theContinue reading “Echostains – what exactly is it’”