Category Archives: Photography

Take A Walk On The Art Side

Last Thursday evening, I went on one of Jennifer Dean’s bimonthly Manchester Art Walks. This is the first one I’ve been on one. I think they’re normally Thursdays when I’m at College with Rachel. Jennifer arranges them to coincide with … Continue reading

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More About Photography In Galleries

(Being a continuation of the last post) Some years ago, the Management and I were on holiday in Paris and went toddling off to the Louvre. The guide book stated that the best plan was to think of the Louvre … Continue reading

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Public Photography In Art Galleries

Two days – two BBC Radio 4 programmes. Today it’s Today – i.e. the flagship programme called Today. For the five minutes at the very end of the three hours this morning, there was a discussion about people taking photographs in art … Continue reading

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Not Just A Girl!

I’ve just had a link on my Facebook account to a delightful photographic website, Jaime C Moore Photography. She had a wonderful idea about photographs to commemorate her daughter’s fifth birthday. Disney princess? No, real women! Unfortunately, I can’t give … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Problem With A Plagiarist

Hanging on our kitchen wall is a delightful calendar featuring fairies. It being the third month of the year there are three fairies pretending to be the three wise monkeys. It was produce by an extremely talented artist called Nancy … Continue reading

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What Is A Landscape? – Two New Exhibitions In Bolton

Some months ago, I asked What is a Portrait? I only ask the current question because of two exhibitions which have opened recently in Bolton. Where is the line between landscape and abstract art? Is there such a line? The … Continue reading

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Postscripts – “What Is Art?” and “Portraits Again”

Today’s Daily Telegraph had two reviews for exhibitions I have mentioned before. (If I have one criticism of the art coverage in the Telegraph is that they often cover some exhibitions three or four times in various guises, and ignore … Continue reading

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Three items picked up via Twitter

As I stated in my ‘Hello’ introduction, one of the purposes of this blog is to share ‘ephemeral’ items about art. Recently I’ve started using Twitter to help me keep up to date with art news. This evening as I … 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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Is it just me?

I visited the local art circle’s exhibition at Bolton Library last week. There were two paintings which struck me. (Well, three if you include the one I voted for in the Visitors’ Prize poll, and which I then went out … Continue reading

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