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‘…One of the things, however, that has brought much joy to my life, has been helping others develop their watercolour skills and artistic eye and I have been fortunate to travel around Australia, New Zealand and Europe teaching people how to see and paint through the eyes of a watercolourist…’

Source: GUEST ARTIST: “He’s Not a 13-Year-Old Genius” by Charles Sluga ~ Doodlewash®


Art of Quotation

Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists. There is, there has been, there will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination.

Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem that they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous ‘I don’t know.’

Wislawa Szymborska. “The Poet and the World”. Nobel Lecture, http://www.nobelprize.org. December 07, 1996.

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Update: I meant to say that if you love classic movies, Silver Screenings is a must-visit blog.

Thank you so much, Silver Screenings!

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Sarah


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“The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.”
Ludwig Bemelmans, writer, illustrator, Austrian, Hungarian, best for the Madeline picture books.

via “The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.” – Art of Quotation


Edward Hopper’s paintings have long been beloved, but during quarantine, they have seemed suddenly new again. His isolated figures and emptied streets seem like uncanny snapshots of real life. And with summer upon us, Hopper’s 1952 painting Morning Sun strikes a particular chord—in fact, it’s been called it one of “the ultimate images of summer.”In it, a woman, modelled on the painter’s wife, Jo, is pictured in a…

Source: This Edward Hopper Painting Has Been Called One of the ‘Ultimate Images of Summer.’ Here Are 3 Things You Might Not Know About It | artnet News


Clara Bow would have been 115 today, hence the reblog. Keep safe.

This modern treatment of a Clara Bow photograph was inspired, like The Gloria Swanson Tattoo and The Louise Brooks Tattoo, by Edward Steichen‘s headshot of the Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art. The Clara Bow photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, are from Deviantart…

Source: Clara Bow as You’ve Never Seen Her or Hollywood Gets a Makeover | First Night Design


This is a portrait of the transgender artist Lili Elbe painted by her lover, artist Gerda Wegener, circa 1928. I have altered tone, colour and contrast in order to ensure the picture more closely resembles the original. The image is from Wikimedia Commons.

‘Lili Elbe was a trans woman. She was born a male in Denmark in 1882 and named Einar Wegener. She married Gerda Wegener: they were both painters. She changed sex and was called Lili Elbe. Elbe had several surgical operations to reconfigure her genital organs and died in the course of her fifth operation.’ [Flickr]. Click here for more information.

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Sarah


Discover James Tissot, on display at the Musée d’Orsay until September 13, with this video France tv arts.

Chronicler of the nineteenth-century society, James Tissot paints real, women and fashion with a style he does, mixing new techniques and traditional know-how

Source: Musée d’Orsay: James Tissot 


Detail from The Dance of Death, a terrifying work by Holbein in which 34 souls meet their end. Photograph: Picture Art Collection/Alamy

Detail from The Dance of Death, a terrifying work by Holbein in which 34 souls meet their end. Photograph: Picture Art Collection/Alamy

He was a star of the Renaissance, an unflinching painter of death and horror in a time of rampant plague. Yet he ended up in an unmarked grave in London. Or so it has always been believed …

Death is ever at one’s shoulder … The Ambassadors, with the stretched skull along the bottom, 1533. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Death is ever at one’s shoulder … The Ambassadors, with the stretched skull along the bottom, 1533. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Source: Where are the bones of Hans Holbein? I spent lockdown solving art’s grisliest mystery | Art and design | The Guardian

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