Monthly Archives: June 2012

Art in the East

In my art collection I have several small Japanese paintings. In looking at them, I find it amazing how different cultures see and interpret things around them and then portray them. Three of my paintings come from ‘The Matsumoto Studio’. … Continue reading

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Art of Books

I went out and purchased few old books, art books or books about art, seven volumes in total. Not sure what the total run is but suffice it to say it’s over a hundred. The ones I bought date from … Continue reading

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Art in Life

Some months back, I and my wife travelled to Israel for a holiday. We stayed in a flat down-town Jerusalem. We went as a celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. We went to see friends which we have made over … Continue reading

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Art in History

Earlier, I wrote about art representing events in history. William Simpson from my first post was renowned as a war artist. He is remembered for his portrayal of ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. It must have been exciting, exhilarating, … Continue reading

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Art in Adventure

When I travel, I like to experience things that I have not done before, go to places I have not been, meet people I don’t know, and taste food I have not eaten before. I have visited quite a number of … Continue reading

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Art of Maps

To all things change comes as seen with the previous chapter and its’ etchings. Travel takes one down many roads. We now use GPS to find our way around but before we used maps (pilot and co-pilot). They have gotten … Continue reading

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Art of Place

In my travels around this country, many of the roads which I have driven pass places which have changed over time. For better or worse, some places have fallen into non-existence into ruin and yet others have grown into huge cities … Continue reading

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Art of Locality

Living where I do has allowed me to travel but I also like to visit places which might not be considered far away. The following pieces of art which I have chosen are by local artists.     We begin … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Art

Recently, I assisted a friend and her family move due to unforseen circumstances in their family life. I volunteered my services but in thankfulness for my assistance I was given a gift. This gift consisted of artworks which my friend … Continue reading

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Oil and Water

Today, I came across two very different pictures. One an oil and the other a watercolour. Both lovely and yet very different in style. The oil painting is by Belgian artist Christian Frederick Beck 1876 – 1954. Beck is better known for … Continue reading

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