Friday, December 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A Garden Treasure in the Henry Moore Foundation
I came across this quite by accident and wonder if Chicago would be interested in it? Chris mentioned that he hoped some Art would come to him. Seriously though, this is in the garden at Perry Green, home of the Henry Moore Foundation with the following description:
Bronzefrau Nr 3 recalls Moore's iconic reclining female forms - the figure is life-sized, cast in bronze and placed on a pedestal in the open-air. Yet here, the body is contorted and even mutilated. Schütte abandons Moore's optimistic humanism, presenting the human condition as both nostalgic and dystopian.
As a work of "Art" it is well executed, the concept - frightening and the pedestal looks rather uncomfortable.
This is a wonderful organisation for Sculptors and interested followers of Sculpture should not pass it by.
Friday, December 05, 2014
If you happen to visit mainland Europe then don't miss out on Brugge, the Architecture is worth seeing of course, chocolate excellent and the Art worthy of considerable attention. Here is a tiny glimpse. Go in winter as you may find fewer people around. (There is also some more contemporary sculpture worthy on note, one of which I have shown below in a previous post on Berlin. http://dorsetsculpture.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/berlin.html)
Installation of Princess Helizabel (Arthurian)
Tristram's Death Bed" by Harry R Mileham FRSA
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Tower of London Poppy Flow 14-18 War
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Did I really write this seven years ago? How time flies.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Berlin Again, Helmut Otto Exhibition
These pictures of the gallery do not give it justice but it was a delight and the presentation of the paintings could not have been better.
Enroute we stayed in Brugge, thankfully short on tourists, and a joy to see in the September sunshine. This work caught my eye, interesting signature.
(Driving to Berlin seems a daunting prospect but strangely enough it was very easy and a great deal greener than if we had flown by air. Speeds on Motorways/ Autoroutes/Autobahns had to be seen to be believed. 130 kph is quite fast by English standards but in places Germany does not seem to have speed limits, quite 'hairy' if you are not used to it.)
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The goblet's contents may have the answer to her enigmatic smile and her right hand the inner tensions.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Devon Dolphins and a Puffin
This little chap turns out to be a Puffin, dressed for work, the breeding season is over so he has adapted a less flamboyant dress code. We were quite surprised to see him or her on their own off the coast of Devon. I had been photographing a pod of Common Dolphins engaged in fish ing on a beautiful mid summers day.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Killer Whales off the Devon Coast
Yesterday we saw a pod of Killer Whales (orca) off the Devon Coast, they were in a hurry and took little notice of us as we sailed by. They had an amazing presence which I felt quite in awe of. Powerful wild animals forging past us no more than 20 yards away and the camera was down below in the cabin. Another magic moment at sea I shall never forget.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
A great first boat.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Stirring The Christmas Pudding Harry R Mileham
A very Happy Christmas and New Year to all my e friends.
This little oil sketch features my father and his two older siblings. Where this picture is and who owns I do not know. There are wood cut versions too but this one does not look as if it has been finished; painted by my grandfather Harry R Mileham FRSA about a hundred years ago to the day! My aunt can be seen dropping a silver sixpence in and my uncle about to taste a bit of the raw mixture!
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Famous Paintings In Unusual Places
So? No prizes for guessing where I have been!
My host knew exactly what I was talking about and so we visited her enfamillie the next day. Here is the Pub’s spin on her http://www.youngandjacksons.com.au/downloads/chloe_history.pdf
I think I read the true account of her very sad story which seems to have been erased from the internet so I will have to look elsewhere and get back to you.
Jules Joseph Lefebvre 1836-1911
Oil on canvas – 260 x 139cm, 1875.
“Complete works” see: http://www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org/
Study on Art Renewal site here: http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=188&page=4
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Paul has been staying with us and showing me how easy it is to sculpt in marble! I only had a small piece which he has quickly turned into a seal, amazing. Paul lives and works in Berlin in Germany, sculpting in a whole variety of stone and other materials. I look forward to posting some of his work here in the future when he sends me some photos.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Just a beautiful Day
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
St Oswald's Bay Split in Half
A larger than normal land slip is reported to have split my favourite beach in half. These things happen quite often but this is bigger than usual reminding us to tread carefully but the sea will mop it up in a jiffy! See here before: