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Painters' Paintings: From Freud to Van Dyck @ the National Gallery

The germ of the idea came following Lucien Freud’s death in 2011 when heirs and curators had to deal with the collection of other artists’ works which Freud had accumulated over a long life. 1,874 more words


#Art #Quotes by Edgar Degas

Art is not what others see, but what you make others see.

~Edgar Degas

Creative Arts

Patience and Persistance: Revisited

Patience and Persistance: Revisited

By Cathleen Elise Rossiter

“Fear of repeating oneself, of repeating oneself may be the greatest bugaboo of late capitalist society. The fear has been marketed so effectively that a will to sustain attention on any one thing can be cancelled out easily in favour of the latest distraction.” … 492 more words

Art Life Connection

Part 3, project 2, exercise 2: Looking at faces - head and shoulder portrait

All websites mentioned in this post were accessed on 11 and 12 August 2016. All images shown are in the public domain.

11 August 2016. Although I had initially planned to do a self-portrait here, I decided that I would ask my husband again, sitting at the dinner table, with his head resting on his arms. 711 more words


Quote Of The Day (11/08/16)

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”

– Edgar Degas


Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

Rather like Mariana, the young girl in Laurence Anholt’s new book about Frida Kahlo, I have been a little scared of Frida. She seems so different, and intimidating. 257 more words


The Naked Nude

Last year, I published here┬ásome comments on Kenneth Clark’s book, The Nude, A Study in Ideal Form. The book was published in 1956 and tells the story of the nude in Western art from the ancient Greeks to the early C20. 1,116 more words