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Monochrome

Monochrome means ‘one colour’, so art created in monochrome uses only one colour. Most would think that using one colour would restrict the freedom of the artist but might it not also focus the intent of the artist and thereby … Continue reading

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Signature Art

Although I buy pieces of art because I like them, there are items which contain more interest due to the signatures which adorn them.  This week I bought a postcard.  A ‘giant’ postcard from 1900 and although it is of … Continue reading

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Art Unsigned

I often come across pieces that are not signed but are still of good artistic value.  Today a chapter of few words but of an artistic worth of which the paintings may speak for themselves.  They all come from the … 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 Familial

Today, we go and have family pictures taken.  And we take it for granted the ease at which these images are then produced and reproduced.  But years past the painting of ones family or a personal portrait was not such an … Continue reading

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Art in Pairs

This week I picked up four pieces from two different artists – two per artist.   Two fine etchings from a German artist. #JohannAdamKlein (1792-1875) painted a number of battle scenes which made him celebrated throughout Germany. Klein excelled as a … Continue reading

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Art of the Forgotten

As I collect art, I find myself wondering how some fine artists just disappear from public knowledge.  They may be found in galleries but they are not well known.  How does one compete with Turner or Constable?  Today a few … Continue reading

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Art of the Dot

I beg your indulgence as I return to a topic which I have talked about earlier.  The artistry and beauty of the stipple engraving. Perhaps some might call what is portrayed in this picture dated, idealistic or naive and in … Continue reading

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Art in Adventure

When I travel, I like to experience things that I have not done before, go to places I have not been, meet people I don’t know, and taste food I have not eaten before. I have visited quite a number of … Continue reading

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