Monthly Archives: November 2016

Visit to St. Michael with St. Mary – Melbourne Parish Church

This visit came about after going to Melbourne for an art trail in September – Melbourne is just over 12 miles from where I live in Derby and yet I had never visited the town and was unaware of the … Continue reading

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Sketchbook work ….

This is a very short blog demonstrating how I have used my sketchbooks with the first one being for primarily the required exercises throughout the course and the second two with additional photographs and postcards. On the left is an … Continue reading

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Stylistic differences between a 17th Century Baroque painter associated with the Catholic Counter Reformation and a 17th Century painter from the Netherlands

Please note this is a re-worked analysis after my tutor feedback for Assignment 3. The Catholic Counter Reformation of the 16th century ¬†responded to the Reformation by the Protestants with both the Council of Trent and the formation of the … Continue reading

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Reflection on Part 5 and Assignment 5

This is a section of the course I freely admit to have struggled with particularly in terms of style and hence my notes have been left longer than required which I have appreciated I may get marked down for. My … Continue reading

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What happened to Artemisia and where is she buried? short research notes with additional information

Artemisia returned to Rome in 1621 and shortly after she and her husband separated and all trace of him vanished. ¬†Artemisia is known to have resided in Naples between 1630 and 1637 and then in England between 1638 and 1639 … Continue reading

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Tutor Report on Assignment 4 with my response

My responses to my tutor’s feedback are in italic font throughout the report. Overall Comments Your material shows a solid grasp of concepts, very competent visual skills, and communication of the appropriate historical contexts/ideas. It is good to see you … Continue reading

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Great Works: Judith beheading Holofernes (1612-13), Artemisia Gentileschi – The Independent

This is an article I discovered when researching the differences between the 1612 and 1620 portray of Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi. The author starts with the mention of the slasher genre of paintings which involve extensive violence and … Continue reading

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