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Wenceslaus Hollar Etchings

I have mentioned #WenceslausHollar previously as part of an earlier chapter. I acquired another small etching by him this past week but we will begin with a quick recap of the earlier chapter. The etching comes from Hollar’s work illustrating … 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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Joseph Farquharson Artist

You may not recognise the artist’s name but you will recognise the art which #JosephFarquharson has created.  Joseph Farquharson (1847-1935) was a Scottish artist who specialised in country and winter scenes.  Many of these scenic paintings were turned into Christmas … Continue reading

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Art of Winter

After receiving a message from my daughter in Laos complaining that she is cold even though the temperature is 24 degrees.  I decided that this might be a fine topic to blog about.  To begin, a few words from a … 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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