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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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nude and Cactus

One of the famous Tarsila do Amaral paintings - Nude and Cactus. Love the perspective moving proximo-distal on the human nude. The Toe is bigger than the face, yet amazingly aesthetic. A tribute to early 20th century experimentation.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Independence or Death

I must apologize for my patchy contributions to the group here. Hopefully, I should be able to contribute more regularly. I had been thinking about doing a series on South American painters and while was looking about stumbled upon the brazilian painters. I was surprised to see how little we knew about them. Hence the following:

Starting with the well known Independence or Death by Pedro Americo, which depicts the moment of Independence for Brazil from Portugal.

Independence or Death, Pedro Americo

Monday, April 05, 2010

Cristina of Denmark

Cristina of Denmark, 1538, Hans Holbein the Younger

Notes: Apparently Holbein executed this painting in three hours. Cristina was a prospective bride for Henry VIII (read more)

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Henry VIII in 1540

Portrait of Henry VIII, 1540, Hans Holbein the Younger

Notes: another portrait of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein

Friday, April 02, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Curators |Finny| [ A ] | Sunil | [ S ] | Lavanya | [ L ]
Following the Rainbow | Louvre | | Tate |