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The Art of Claude Lorrain

Despite my indecisiveness about whether or not to continue with a written counterpart for my Ruins Project, I have decided to write a brief post looking at some of the artwork created by the Master artist, Claude Lorrain. 997 more words



The spotlight for Ancient Greece stays pretty firmly on the Classical and Hellenistic periods. You don’t hear much about the time before them.

The ‘Bronze Age’ is divided into periods by region, because bronze technology wasn’t accessible or adopted by everyone at the same time. 175 more words

Ancient History

An Artist a Week: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Week 40: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
“The Roses of Heliogabalus” (1888)

See more of his works on this website.

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a Dutch painter in the 1800s widely respected for his scenes depicting the decadent excess of Roman, Egyptian, and other classical cultures. 299 more words

An Artist A Week

edouard-leon cortes 2

more information about EDOUARD-LEON CORTES in an earlier post. and more about parisianism and the other parisian painters here and here.

© edouard-leon cortes

get that statue some pants.

Every so often the art world churns out a story which is undeniably and deliciously ridiculous. Like, for instance, the residents of St. Petersburg holding a vote to decide whether or not their 5-metre plastic statue of  629 more words


Exercise: The classical landscape

In this essay I will analyse at least two landscapes by Claude Lorrain and use them to test the following statement made by the noted art historian Kenneth Clark in his book… 190 more words


Exercise: Plan a country house refurbishment

For this exercise I must imagine that I’ve been asked to advise on the refurbishment of a country house. The building can be of any period. 146 more words