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Henry Holiday ‘Dante and Beatrice’

I have written in regards to Dante in a couple of other chapters and today we look at an image by artist #HenryGeorgeHoliday (1839-1927). Perhaps Henry Holiday’s best known painting is that of Dante and Beatrice at Ponte Santa Trinitas … Continue reading

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Jacobus Houbraken Etcher

#JacobusHoubraken (1698-1780) was the son of Dutch painter and writer Arnold Houbraken.  He was one of ten children, several of which followed their father into the arts. Jacobus Houbraken was possibly the pre-eminent Dutch etcher of his time.  He excelled in … Continue reading

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Drawings from an Earlier Time

Went to the local auction this past week and came away with a number of prints and drawings.  The prints are nice but it was the pencil drawings which caught my eye and which have brought me delight while researching … Continue reading

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Art Inspired

One does not now what truly inspires an artist to memorialise a scene but we, the viewers, should be moved or enticed into joining with the artist in seeing his motivation.  Being individuals we will each see from our own perspective and thus find … 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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Forgotten Art

I have had in my possession for many years a print, so many years that I do not remember how or where I acquired this print.  I know that the print shows the meeting of the Leprozengracht canal and the … Continue reading

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Art of bygone times

I have added three item to my wall this week, two prints and one charcoal sketch.  When I say bygone in the title to this chapter, you might consider that one of the three items isn’t really that old.  I … Continue reading

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Art Surrounds Me

For the last four weekends, we in Cambridgeshire have enjoyed the ‘Open Studio’ programme which kindly allows people such as myself (an art lover) to enter into artists’ studios and look at their work and even watch them at work. … Continue reading

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