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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Monday, March 31, 2008

Weymouth Bay

Weymouth Bay, John Constable

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dora Maar Au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat)

Dora Maar Au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat), Pablo Picasso

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Portrait of Madame Matisse (The Green Line)

Portrait of Madame Matisse (The Green Line), Henri Matisse

Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo

For 28/03/2008:

Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo, Paul Kane

Boy with a Basket of Fruit

For 27/03/2008:

Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Caravaggio

Manteau Rouge

For 26/03/2008:

Manteau Rouge, Tarsila Do Amaral


For 14/03/2008:

Diego, Alberto Giacometti

Woman in the Wilderness

For Finny, 13/03/2008

Woman in the Wilderness, Alphonse Mucha

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Inaugaration, James Levine

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Emergency Water Storage Tank

Emergency Water Storage Tank (1941), Charles Ginner
Movement: ?Realism?
Medium: Oil on Canvas

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Victoria Embankment Gardens (1912), Charles Ginner
Medium: Oil on canvas

Colorful Architectonic

Colorful Architectonic, Lyubov Popova
Movement: Russian Avant-Garde/Cubism/Suprematism

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mother Roulin with her baby

Mother Roulin with her baby, Van Gogh

Related: Awfully nice website on the artist, despite the fact that they don't let you borrow images.

More, for one can never get enough of Van Gogh: For the scientifically inclined - Van Gogh and hydrodynamic turbulence.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Auguste reading to her daughter

Auguste reading to her daughter, Mary Cassatt

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mother and Child

Mother and Child, Gustav Klimt

Related: iKlimt, a neat website on the artist.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mother and Child

Mother and Child, Will Barnet

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek, James Tissot


Okay, so this was meant to be a mother and child week, but I'm allowed to digress a bit, right?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Радоница (1892), Abram Arkhipov
Movement: Russian Realism

Monday, March 10, 2008

Daybreak - A Time to Rest

Daybreak - A Time to Rest, Jacob Lawrence
Medium: Oil on Tempera
Movement: Social Realism

Bathing of a Baby

Bathing of a Baby, March Chagall
Medium: Tempera on Paper
Movement: ?Post-Impressionism

La Durée poignardée

La Durée poignardée, René Magritte
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Movement: Surrealism

The Snack Bar

The Snack Bar, Edward Burra
Movement: ?Surrealism?

Friday, March 07, 2008

Dolce Far Niente

Dolce Far Niente, John William Godward


In which one confesses to being partial to art that might look cliched, merely because one spent some time thinking and agreeing to the idea that art should stand the test of time.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

On the Terrace

On the Terrace, Francis Coates Jones

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Madame Van Muyden

Madame Van Muyden, Amedeo Modigliani

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Pavonia, Lord Frederic Leighton

An earlier Leighton work featured on Pigmentium

Monday, March 03, 2008


Lilacs, James Tissot


In which one confesses to gushing at the gowns.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Madame Devaucay

Madame Devaucay, Ingres

Saturday, March 01, 2008

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