31 July, 2014

Meanwhile, back at the National Gallery

Goya, not idealizing:

http://bit.ly/1nVxH42

Guercino's dead Christ—decorum, emotion:

http://bit.ly/1uJsHTK

An eye-popper, painted by a 20-year-old:

http://bit.ly/1lf0quQ

Carracci—creatures!

http://bit.ly/1twjAnI

Gainsborough strikes a subtle blow for the commoners, against the gentry:

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More JMW Turner, once again between representation and reality.  Also, when unfinished might as well be finished:

http://bit.ly/WOjBq3

Turnermaelstrom!

http://bit.ly/1s64q5Y

Raeburn on aristocracy, eye-line, composition:

http://bit.ly/1pHAZDt

If you've got it, flaunt it ...

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30 July, 2014

We went to the National Portrait Gallery

They were doing this great annual thing:

http://bit.ly/1hxr300

GF Watts, painting a very handsome, very inspiring gentleman:



















Toffs:



Coventry Cathedral

A noble, solemn ruin.





























The Litany of Reconciliation; here's Christianity, even the core of all of the Great Value Systems:

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Absorbing ...