Monthly Archives: July 2016

Exercise: Experiment with landscape painting in watercolours

The object of this exercise was to experiment with landscape painting in watercolour.  Luckily for me, although my paintings do not demonstrate this (!), watercolour is one of my favoured mediums. I became much more aware of the importance of … Continue reading

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Reflection on Part 4

Overall this has been a section I enjoyed much more than I had anticipated and in part this is due to the fact I have been able to visit Kedleston Hall and also the Joseph Wright Gallery in person rather … Continue reading

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Visit to Joseph Wright Gallery, Derby

During the course of Part 4 of this course I had come to realise that my previous perceptions of some artists were through lack of knowledge about either the artist, the technique or even just the period and this was … Continue reading

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Holy Cross Church, Ilam, Staffordshire

Three weeks ago my fiance and myself went to Ilam Hall in Derbyshire and in the grounds is the Church of the Holy Cross and  it is a beautiful and fascinating country church but inside was a painting that fascinated … Continue reading

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Analysis of 3 paintings which demonstrate the way the political, economic and social changes affected the perception of women in the 19th Century

Please note this is a re-worked analysis after my tutor’s report and I have added a short reflection at the end. PAINTINGS CHOSEN: Alexandre Cabanel  of Mary Victoria Leiter. 1887.  Oil on canvas. Size is 51 x 37 inches (129.5 … Continue reading

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Impressionism to Post-Impressionism

I have added notes or responses to my tutor feedback for this assignment at the end of these notes and also have made any necessary amendments. POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FACTORS Franco-Prussian war ends in defeat – 1st German emperor … Continue reading

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Introduction to analysis of 3 paintings that reflect the influence of political, social and economic changes on the perception of women in the 19th Century

Before I start the formal analysis I wanted to ‘introduce’ each painting and my reasons for choosing it. The object of the analysis is to examine the influence of political, economic or social on the perception of women in the … Continue reading

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