Monthly Archives: January 2013

Transversal? Bovine Doo Doo? No, It’s IAE

It isn’t me after all! When I suggested the Bovine Doo Doo Award some months ago, I thought I was alone in failing to understand the various pronouncements at art galleries. It now turns out that it is International Art … Continue reading

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Portraits again

Last May, I posted some comments about portraits. I complained that there was a National Portrait Gallery in London, but no National Landscape Gallery or National Still Life Gallery. Mike (from Down at the Dougie) commented: ““Why is there an … Continue reading

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A go at Manet

Having had a go at one of Degas’s pastels of a ballet dancer last week, this week we had a go at a Manet pastel portrait at our pastel class this week. I don’t think this had anything to do … Continue reading

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Henri Matisse and Discipline

I’m fairly new to BBC iplayer. This is probably as most of the TV art programmes I watch are on Sky Arts, but there are some interesting arts programmes on BBC, particularly on BBC4. Recently there was a two-parter called … Continue reading

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Kurt Schwitters – Artist or Madman?

I blame Woman Walking Slowly for my current interest in collage. Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph had an article about Kurt Schwitters, who has an exhibition coming up at Tate Britain starting on January 30th. The item was illustrated with one of … Continue reading

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A go at Degas

I’ve been a fan of Edgar Degas for many years and visited the Degas and the Ballet exhibition at the Royal Academy in the autumn of 2011. A few weeks ago, I wrote about drawing lemons at my pastel class … Continue reading

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Life Drawing and Portraits

Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph had an interesting letter about the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge at the National Portrait Gallery. “Sir – Due to the punishing schedules of the Royal family who are asked to sit for dozens of … Continue reading

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