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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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Syria by the sea...

Syria by the sea, Frederic Edwin Church ( 1873) 

The biggest argument for visiting Detroit in my view. 

Here's what Geoff Dyer wrote about it ' ....It wasn’t van Gogh that did it for me that afternoon, but Frederic Edwin Church. The painting was called Syria by the Sea (1873) and showed ruined columns of antiquity bathed in the elegiac light of the declining sun. A caption explained that the painting depicted ‘a civilization in ruins, succumbing to the forces of nature. The crumbling buildings, overgrown with vegetation, symbolize nature’s power over humanity and its structures.’

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