collecting colours over a cup of coffee...

If you are a lover of printed words, you would know how much of your time is taken by books alone. Then one day, sooner or later, you discover a huge vacuum within that you know next to nothing about other art forms. This blog is an attempt to fulfil one such lacunae in the art of painting. We intend to look up a random painting and upload it with a link here every day whilst having our daily cuppa coffee. In this way at least we hope to be better acquainted with colours, colourers and the schools than what we are now.If you wish to be a part, you know where to shout.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013


Untitled, 2005, Tom McGrath

McGrath is a personal favourite. I find a lot of resonance in the way he captures blurring whether the view is through a windshield or an aeroplane window or any other moving(?) object. Is the vision clouded, is the entire perception blurred? Is it the impermanence of everything?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Death and Life

Death and Life, 1916, Gustav Klimt

For a closer look at this painting, check out Khan Academy's Smart History segment

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Death of Seneca - 2

The Death of Seneca, 1773, Jacques-Louis David

This painting seems to be more intent on offering enticing elements to the eye rather than capturing the agony of that ordered attempt at suicide. I prefer the Luca Giordano version to this one.

Alain De Botton in his book The Consolations of Philosophy writes:
David's rococo version of the scene was not the first, nor the finest. Seneca appeared more like a reclining pasha than a dying philosopher. Paulina, thrusting her bared right breast forward, was dressed for grand opera rather than Imperial Rome. Yet David's rendering of the moment fitted, however clumsily, into a lengthy history of admiration for the manner in which the Roman endured his appalling fate.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Death of Seneca - 1

The Death of Seneca, 1650 - 1675, Luca Giordano

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Motherland can fuck your Fatherland, William N Copley

My Motherland can fuck your Fatherland, William N Copley

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Women's Bathing Place Oodeypore, India

Women's Bathing Place Oodeypore, India,

Edwin Lord Weeks 

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