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Soul Food. Loches

Off to Loches to look at some art.

The first exhibition was in the wonderful Lansyer Museum.

To go there is to go back to the 1830s. 878 more words


Exercise - Still life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

This is an exercise I admit to having delayed starting due to the simple fact of still life is Still life is my least favoured of the artistic genres although  with this period in history it concentrates on ordinary objects rather than symbolism. 1,288 more words



Where: Ornans, Franche-Comté, France
Who: People who have an affinity for small towns, art history, and a slow-paced environment. 
What: See the Musée Courbet. 743 more words


We Are All Chrysalids Now - on body shaming and other circus antics

Striding through the urine warm, wave machine propelled waters of a Kentish leisure centre, I realised that there wasn’t a body there that wouldn’t be shamed if it belonged to a public figure. 794 more words

Not a defense of landscape painting

A quick Google search will give you the definition and origin of the word landscape. A Middle Dutch word born out of putting the word land with ship (the figurative use of the word as in ‘condition’) and evolving into what we would now describe as an area of land or a depiction of a region of the natural world. 990 more words