Category Archives: Lino/woodcuts

Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints

This week, we chat about a field of printing which is both intriguing and baffling to me.  Intriguing because I find it beautiful (in it’s complex simplicity) and yet baffling due to the enormous number of woodblock prints and artists. … Continue reading

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Caroline Crossland and Asun Balzola

One could be forgiven if recognition of the names in the title were to elude oneself.  You might have had a better chance if you were a young child, for both #CarolineCrossland and #AsunBalzola are children’s book illustrators.  I came … Continue reading

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From Rossini to Morris

The way I collect art is for most collectors of art so very random and non-specific. I do not search for works by an artist or visit galleries, or art auctions to collect but rely solely on people donating art … Continue reading

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Pedro Lobos Art

I came across two woodcuts this past week.  They originate from an artist previously unknown to me and from a country which I have no other art works from.  Neither have I visited this country.  Even the continent in which … Continue reading

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Travel via Art

Through the art I collect, I am able to travel the width and breadth of this country.  Art is able to take me to places I have been, to places I have not and at times to places that have … Continue reading

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Artistry of Hokusai Katsushika

I have come across Japanese and Chinese artworks and am fascinated by their technique and style.  I picked up a woodblock print by #HokusaiKatsushika.  I believe it to believe a fairly modern reprint on quite rough textured paper. It is … Continue reading

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Art of Richard Doyle

In my eclectic collection, I have several books which might be considered art.  They are mostly ‘old’ and one of my favourites must be Richard Doyle’s (1824-1883) #InFairyland,aSeriesofPicturesfromtheElfWorld.  ‘In Fairyland’ is most certainly Doyle’s masterpiece. The book has been described … Continue reading

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Art of Simple Things

As spring rises from it’s slumber, we see beauty unwrapping itself before our eyes.  The exquisite beauty of a tulip or iris in springtime brings forth in ourselves the feeling of being unencumbered which winter can laden us with.  The … Continue reading

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Art To Be Thankful For

Today an artistic and a medical advance which helped develop their concerned fields. We begin with #DescentfromtheCross.  A colour print by #GeorgeBaxter.  Most of us would not recognise his name but we possibly should. George Baxter developed/advanced the art of … Continue reading

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Art In Variety

Three different types of art today, a linocut, an aquatint, and a pen and ink drawing, all from modern artists.  Very different techniques and yet they produce beauty in their own ways. A linocut by James Kerr entitled ‘The Cockerel’. … Continue reading

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