Tag Archives: desert

Federico Barocci ‘Hagar and Ishmael’

Today we look at a drawing, acquired recently, which is after #FedericoBarocci.  Barocci (1535-1612) was an Italian master.  He was born Federico Fiori in Urbino, Italy.  He was nicknamed Il Baroccio, which is the term for a two-wheel cart drawn by oxen. … Continue reading

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David Roberts Artist

If one were to begin collecting lithographs, one could do worse than beginning with #DavidRoberts (1796-1864) lithographs created by #LouisHaghe (1806-1885).  Roberts is known for his depictions of Egypt, the Near East and the Holy Land. After apprenticing as a … Continue reading

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Frederick Varley Art

I picked up a couple of pieces this week which were created because an artist found a niche in the market and needed money.  This allowed him to survive and eventually move to Canada where he continued and expanded his … Continue reading

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Art of T. Leslie Hawkes

I love going into galleries and museums wherever I go.  Galleries filled with local artists’ creations can inspire as well as inform about the area that is around.  #TLeslieHawkes was a well-known Lake District watercolour artist who was inspired by … Continue reading

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Art of Iran

When I started collecting art I did not know where my love for art would take me.  What would I collect?  Who would I collect?  As I have enlarged my collection, I have encountered art from across the globe by … Continue reading

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Art of Biblical Illustration

Most of the Bibles produced today are text only.  Of course the font and print used is chosen to ease reading but only a few versions are illustrated.  In years past many versions were illustrated by famous artists and etchers. … Continue reading

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Art of Stipple Engraving

Stipple engraving has for the most part disappeared as an art form.  It was popular in the 1700’s as an art form in itself but had been used with line engraving since the 1500’s.  Stipple engraving is a technique which distributes dots … Continue reading

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