Monthly Archives: February 2015

Research exercise: The female nude

This is a subject that I had realised I had already started to be interested in through due to a chance discovery of a female painter of Aleah Chapin (more about her later) and on looking through the National Gallery … Continue reading

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Research exercise: Self portraits and portraits

A far more interesting subject that I had expected… I looked at the self portraits that were recommended in the classical tradition of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Munch and Durer and without question found the one that for me I personally … Continue reading

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Bibliography for Part 1

 This is a bibliography of reference sources used throughout some early assignment work before I started using the standard Harvard Referencing system after Tutor feedback for Assignment 1: HISTORICAL SOURCES A Boogert’s Treatise on Colours:  http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/a-boogert-colour-book http://www.e-corps.org/notices/102464/gallery  General article on … Continue reading

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Gallery visit review -The National Gallery

I live in a small industrial city in the Midlands which has not got a culture of arts in the same way as some of the bigger cities in the UK  and so I have decided to use an on-line … Continue reading

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Artist Research – Anna Danowska, stained glass artist

This is the image that prompted me to discover one of my favourite artists – Anna Danowska. Anna is a stained glass artist from Poland and I have her kind and direct permission to post any images taken from her … Continue reading

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Artist research – Laura Ellen Bacon, willow artist

The above photo is how I came to know Laura Ellen Bacon – an exhibition at Derby Museum called Into the Weave in 2010.  I had gone to the museum to have a quiet walk around in some spare time … Continue reading

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Exercise: Question 6 – Is there a clear distinction between popular culture and fine art today or is it more useful to think in terms of a spectrum of visual culture? Plus Is there still a place for the traditional art gallery?

We see popular culture as the world around us and that is influencing artists of all genres more than ever before – artists are being bombarded by an ever increasing variety of cultures and techniques in part due to globalisation … Continue reading

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