Category Archives: Part 4

Exercise: Still life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

This is an exercise I admit to having delayed starting due to the simple fact of that Still Life is still is my least favoured of the artistic genres although  with this period in history it concentrates on ordinary objects … Continue reading

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Exercise: Collect some nineteenth-century images of every day life

The purpose of this exercise was to collect some images of rural life by the Realist and Impressionist painters and then some of city life by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters both of which I really am very interested in.  As … Continue reading

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Exercise: Research, draw or paint a classical portrait

The instructions for this exercise are regarding researching, drawing or painting a classical portrait with research being  based on 18th Century portraits and the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds initially. My previous attempts at drawing or painting classical portraits are … Continue reading

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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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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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Visit to Kedleston Hall

For this part of the course it is required to visit a neoclassical style country house and write a report paying particularly consideration to the buildings classical features, how are the orders used and is there any other evidence of … Continue reading

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Comparison and contrasts between annotations of Arkwright’s Mill and Chelsea Pensioners reading the Waterloo Despatch

My choice of annotations was something I considered very carefully – the Napoleonic Wars were the starting point for choosing a painting of a recent contemporary event and the works of Joseph Wright for the second. Starting with Joseph Wright … Continue reading

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