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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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Giovanni Agostino della Torre and His Son, Niccolò

Giovanni Agostino della Torre and His Son, Niccolò, (c.1513-16) Lorenzo Lotto
(image taken from the LRB article linked to below)

Powerful writing has the ability to show things newly, to make memorable that which might have slipped by unnoticed. Colm Tóibín's piece on the painting above in the London Review of Books some months ago does just that. I cannot look at this painting without seeing what he made me see. Remarkable.

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