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Céline Frown

The non plus ultra of drawing is the face. Well, maybe not of Drawing writ large, but almost certainly of drawing students. They approach the face more ferociously than anything else.  213 more words

Technique And Demo

A day with Degas

A retrospective of Degas from his earliest paintings to his final photographs is at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston until Jan 16. I had been to the exhibit in December but was pleased to return again to inspect the incredible range of work he completed. 440 more words

Reviews Of Museums, Openings, & Books

The coming year in painting: Degas, Murillo, and more

The new year has some anniversaries of major painters which I will be marking with articles here. Here is a sampling of some of the painters whose work I will be looking at, and a few examples of the paintings in store for the coming year. 590 more words


Tiny Dancers

It’s said that Edgar Degas painted ballerinas because of his love for music and the opera.  Some said he was entranced by the girls and their pretty dresses. 182 more words


The horse's eye

When the woodpile thins, it grows thick with ice.
When dawn is dim, it prods the neighbour’s cows
before your rooster stirs.

Shivering into the kitchen, 202 more words


Hesiod's Brush, the paintings of Gustave Moreau: 1 Gathering storm

Plenty of nineteenth century art was ‘difficult’, not just the works of William Blake (at the start) and Odilon Redon (at the end). This article, the first of a new series, looks at the distinctive paintings of one of the most ‘difficult’ of them all, … 1,590 more words



This controversial accessory from the 90’s actually dates back to Mesopotamian and Ancient-Egyptian times. It was then worn as an amulet to protect the neck and, as a symbol of power and status. 302 more words