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Dehua Porcelain

Dehua porcelain is a white porcelain produced at Dehua in the Fujian province of China. The western or European name for it is ‘Blanc de Chine’ (white from China). #Dehua porcelain has been produced from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) to … Continue reading

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Theodore Gerard artist

Today, we travel to Belgium the home of artist #TheodoreGerard (1829-1895).  Gerard was a nineteenth century Belgian painter whose fame came from his depiction of delightful genre scenes.  He drew his inspiration from the idealised charms of rustic life in … Continue reading

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Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem – A Dutch Master

As we begin a new year, I would like to introduce you to an artist who once was widely known and respected.   #NicolaesPieterszoonBerchem ( 1620-1683) was a highly esteemed and prolific painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures. … Continue reading

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La Madonna Della Sedia

#LaMadonnaDellaSedia (La Madonna Della Seggiola) was painted by Italian renaissance painter Raphael in 1514.  It is housed in the Palazzo Pitti collection in Florence. It depicts Mary embracing the child Christ, while a young John the Baptist watches on adoringly. I acquired this drypoint … Continue reading

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Art of Black and White

I am going to again blog about etchings.  The texture that is achieved and clarity of image is to me an wonderful thing. #CWTaylor began working as a commercial engraver but went on to produce artistic etchings with an assured … Continue reading

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