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Zofia Matuszczyk-Cygańska artist

A couple of years ago, I picked up a type of artwork that I do not come across very often and which I know almost nothing about. I can not weave, although, in my university years, I did dabble in … Continue reading

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Two Modern Artists

I am not always a fan of modern art. I find some pieces as not thought through or show little effort has been put into them. Both the artists, today, show that less can be more when it comes to … Continue reading

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Two pieces separated by time and distance

I thought today, I would write about two pieces which I recently added to my collection. They come from very different times and were made half a world apart. We begin with the most recent artwork. A piece done in … Continue reading

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Arthur William Heintzelmann artist

We hop across the pond to visit with one of Americas finest etchers. #ArthurWilliamHeintzelmann (1891-1965) was born in Newark, New Jersey. He studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1921 Heintzelmann moved to Paris. There he met … Continue reading

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The Human Body

Today, we look at two lithographs. The first was published by C. Hullmandel. The second was published by #Graf&Soret. Both are anatomical studies of the musculature of the human body. I believe they are plates from #TheMusclesoftheHumanBody which was published … Continue reading

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Frederick Mercer artist

Today, we travel to the city of Birmingham to visit the son of a fish monger. #FrederickMercer (1850-1939) came from humble beginnings. He began his work life at the age of 10 as an errand boy and by the age … Continue reading

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Two Modern European Artists

We will start today with a piece which has been in my collection for a number of years. #KarlEwaldOlszewski (1884-1965) was a German artist who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and later in Paris. He began as a … Continue reading

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Robert Kilpatrick artist

Our artist today comes from Scotland who was a local favourite in the area around the town of St. Monans. #RobertKilpatrick (act. 1935 – 1950) worked mostly in watercolour with a few excursions into oils. He, mostly, painted scenes of … Continue reading

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The hand-drawn map

Now-a-days we use satnavs to plan our routes for traveling and take pictures for memory. Previously, we used atlases and street directories and again took pictures and possibly a diary. I came across a hand drawn map a while back … Continue reading

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One name, two artists

Once in a while one comes across artists with the same name. Earlier, I have blogged about JMW Turner as well as J Turner (Turner of Oxford) so today I want to look at the artists known as #JohnWard. We … Continue reading

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