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.
Find lost art

Friday, May 25, 2007


We shall be on our summer break for two weeks. We shall resume assorting again on the ninth day of June. For now we are leaving you with an ancient wisdom called Time to Stop:

Time To Stop

There are times
going to museums
makes you see

pointilliste anthills,

Picasso faces on milkmen
framed in the living room

a violet shadow
all around a dead
or dying cow
and you come
back at night to see
how it looks
under the gaslight,

and after an accident,
looks remarkably
like fresh paint.

Then it’s time to stop
going to museums

~ A K Ramanujan

La Cafetiere

La Cafetiere, Alberto Magnelli

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Blind Muse

The Blind Muse, Eileen Agar

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Composition, Bart Van der Leck

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Lake

The Lake, Lawrence Atkinson

Wiki template of the painter is a short stub , so linking to the Brit Vorticists site.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sweet Bowl

Sweet Bowl, Patrick Caulfield

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Saturday, May 19, 2007

...and a cello,

....and a cello , Michael Craig-Martin

Friday, May 18, 2007

Romeo O Romeo, Wherefore art thou?

Romeo O Romeo, Wherefore art thou?, William Hatherell

Thursday, May 17, 2007

King Lear and the Fool in the Storm

King Lear and the Fool in the Storm, William Dyce

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Male Nude

Male Nude, Sofia Minson

Thursday, May 10, 2007

St George slaying the Dragon

St George slaying the Dragon, Adamu Tesfaw

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Morning Glories

Morning Glories, Tsuguharu Foujita

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

View of the Tigris

View of the Tigris, Abdul Qadir Al Rassam

Monday, May 07, 2007

High Tea for Memsahib...

High Tea for Memsahib, Maqbool Fida Husian

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Early Sunday Morning

Early Sunday Morning, Edward Hopper

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Formula for Spring

Formula for Spring, Pavel Filonov

Friday, May 04, 2007


Chrysanthemums, Paul Cezanne

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh

PS: yes, you guessed it. I know.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

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