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Julia’s Class Reduced To Rouens!

Last Monday at Julia’s Drawing Class we copied paintings by Monet in pastels. This week we were asked to do a piece in Monet’s style. I’ve been interested in his Rouen Cathedral series of paintings since learning about them through this … Continue reading

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More Art Humour [NSFW]

This blog seems to be going though a you’re-‘avin’-a-larf phase. Don’t worry! I’m sure it’ll grow out of it and return to serious matters such as Damien Hirst. Now! Now! Stop giggling at the back! Damien is a very serious … Continue reading

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That Caravaggio Gets Right Up My Nose!

As Marat might have said! While looking up info about Van Gogh’s portrait of his mother (Zoe Keenan’s third drawing was of this portrait) when I came across a delightful site of Photoshopped artworks. This was entitled “Blind man fooled to … Continue reading

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My Hermitage Discovery

The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is full of treasures – over three million paintings, works of art and other artefacts. We spent a couple of hours there a couple of years ago on a Baltic Sea cruise. It … Continue reading

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One For The Manet? No, I’ll Give It Four Stars

I am not a fan of portraiture and the often accompanying cult of celebrity. Usually the subject of the portrait is more important than the artist who painted it or how they did so. I wasn’t too optimistic, therefore, heading … Continue reading

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