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, December 18, 2008

Winter Break and a Quiz..


Hello all,

We shall be on our winter break for the next two weeks. To keep the interested occupied during the break we thought of wrapping up this year's assortments with a question? In the following collage you will find six different paintings which are all linked by a theme save for one. Pick the odd one out and give the reasons behind your choice.


Chirstmas Collage


The titles and the painters of the six paintings are as follows:

Summer 1981, Tamas Galambos

The Triumph of the Death, Pieter Brueghel the Elder

The Enigma of Arrival, Giorgio de Chirico

Little Cinders (Cenicitas), Salvador Dali

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch

Drink On The Way, John Griffiths.


Since the idea of the theme is a bit obscure and of second order ( and perhaps therefore a bit difficult)  we'll drop a hint. The theme might not necessarily be  around paintings themselves.

Good luck, We'll post the answers after the break. Have a nice holiday and see you next year.

Queen Elizabeth 1

Queen Elizabeth I , Nicholas Hillard

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Breakfast, Paul Signac

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Belgian Revolution

Belgian Revolution, Wappers

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rainy Weather

Rainy Weather , Guillaumin

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nocturne in Black and Gold

Nocturne in Black and Gold, James Whistler

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Flower Chucker

Flower Chucker, Banksy

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Crucifixion, Antonio Saura

Monday, December 08, 2008

Enigma Of Arrival

Enigma of Arrival, Chirico

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Boats in the Harbor, Collioure

Boats in the Harbor, Collioure, Andre Derain

Friday, December 05, 2008

Mr.and Mrs.Clark and Percy

Mr.and Mrs.Clark and Percy, David Hockney

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Izzy Orts

Izzy Orts, Edward Burra

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Udnie, Young American Girl

Udnie, Young American Girl, Francis Picabia

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Swifts: Paths of Movement+Dynamic Sequences

Swifts: Paths of Movement+Dynamic Sequences, Giacomo Balla

Monday, December 01, 2008


L'absinthe, Edgar Degas

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Love Letter

The Love Letter, Pio Ricci

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Love Letter

The Love Letter, Andreotti Federigo

PS: yes, juvenile enthusiasm continues!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Little Laundress

The Little Laundress, Pierre Bonnard

a) this work is a lithograph
b) what offered the idea for the Laundress series was this painting. Totally enchanting.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Laundress on the Banks of The Touques

Laundress on the Banks of The Touques, Eugene Boudin

PS: Laundresses?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Laundress Carrying Linen

Laundress Carrying Linen, Edgar Degas

PS: I was really intrigued by this painting

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Laundry Girls Ironing

Laundry Girls Ironing, Edgar Degas

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

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