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 30, 2015

Spring Series:The White Orchard

The White Orchard, Vincent van Gogh, 1888.

And, Happy Birthday Vincent!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Series: The Pink Orchard

The Pink Orchard, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Series: Peach Tree in Blossom

Peach Tree in Blossom, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Series: Flowering Peach Trees

Flowering Peach Trees, Vincent van Gogh, 1888

Spring Series: Irises

Irises, Vincent Van Gogh, 1890

Spring Series: Almond Blossom

Almond Blossom, Vincent Van Gogh, 1890

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape, Alexey Savrasov 1873

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Syria by the sea...

Syria by the sea, Frederic Edwin Church ( 1873) 

The biggest argument for visiting Detroit in my view. 

Here's what Geoff Dyer wrote about it ' ....It wasn’t van Gogh that did it for me that afternoon, but Frederic Edwin Church. The painting was called Syria by the Sea (1873) and showed ruined columns of antiquity bathed in the elegiac light of the declining sun. A caption explained that the painting depicted ‘a civilization in ruins, succumbing to the forces of nature. The crumbling buildings, overgrown with vegetation, symbolize nature’s power over humanity and its structures.’

Windmill on a Polder Waterway

Windmill on a Polder Waterway ( In the month of July), Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriel, 1889

Friday, March 06, 2015

Still life with oysters, a rummer, a lemon and a silver bowl

Still life with oysters, a rummer, a lemon and a silver bowl (1634), Willem Claeszoon Heda

One of the most captivating still life paintings Ive seen. The detail is mega-impressive. ( Eg the light from the window reflected on the glass, the intricate work of the pewter, silky texture of the crumpled tablecloth)

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Buddha

The Buddha, Odilon Redon, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam,1904

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Het Rokin te Amsterdam

Het Rokin te Amsterdam, George Hendrik Brietner 

Curators |Finny| [ A ] | Sunil | [ S ] | Lavanya | [ L ]
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