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John Coney Etcher

This weeks focus is English etcher, #JohnConey (1786-1833).  He was born in London and like many an artist his talent was noticed at an early age. He was apprenticed to an architect to begin with where he honed his art … Continue reading

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Poetry and a Tale Illustrated

We begin with a connection to last weeks chapter and go from poetry to a story of a time past and a city devastated. Last week’s illustrations by William Blake were from a poem titled ‘The Grave’ written by Robert Blair.  I … 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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Art Flowing from Life

I purchased an oil painting not too long ago which was painted in 1919.  This is of course shortly after WW1 had ended.  It portrays a market scene somewhere in Europe. In the background, we see people shopping at the … Continue reading

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Art of Charity

All of today’s art in this chapter has been purchased through charity shops.  This does mean that at times I acquire it at a very affordable price, but I never haggle at these shops since their profits go toward which … 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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Discovering Art

I find it amazing what one can do with just a pencil or pen. Here are three original works. The portrait of an unknown lady in a bonnet, I believe to be quite old. It is unsigned and undated but … Continue reading

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