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Blackpaint 588 - Fundamental! Wolfie and Hockers at the Tates

Wolfgang Tillmans, Tate Modern

Huge blown-up photos on the walls, but also desktops full of his “snaps” (and pro-Remain, anti-Brexit propaganda posters/leaflets he presumably produced).  He calls each room an “installation”, the nature of which he expounds in the booklet, to avoid explanations on the walls.   658 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

Romanticism - Art History Style

So it’s that time of year again when all the love-heart shaped chocolate boxes are out in full force and red roses feature in every shop window. 762 more words

Art World

Charles-François Daubigny: the first Impressionist? 1

If I had to put a single name forward as the first Impressionist, it would have to be Charles-François Daubigny, who was born two centuries ago, on 15 February 1817, in Paris. 869 more words


Fakin' it

“We look back at past ages and see how things people deeply believed in at the time were actually a rigid conformity that prevented them from seeing important changes that were happening elsewhere.

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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 that Still Life is still 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