Spotlight Art – A Weekend on the River Thames in Paintings: 2 – Lambeth to the Estuary – Written by Howard N. Oakley @ The Electric Light Company

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Yesterday we cruised down the River Thames in paintings, from Maidenhead in Berkshire (with JMW Turner) to Battersea Bridge (with James Abbott McNeill Whistler). Today we board our boat at Westminster and head down river in the company of some of Europe’s finest landscape painters, from France, Italy, Belgium and Britain.

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (1697–1768), The River Thames looking towards Westminster from Lambeth (1747), oil on canvas, 118 x 238 cm, Lobkowicz Collections, Lobkowicz Palace, Prague. Wikimedia Commons. Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (1697–1768), The River Thames looking towards Westminster from Lambeth (1747), oil on canvas, 118 x 238 cm, Lobkowicz Collections, Lobkowicz Palace, Prague. Wikimedia Commons.

Although Canaletto painted many fine views of London when he lived in England between 1746-56, including this of The River Thames looking towards Westminster from Lambeth (1747), few compare with those of his native Venice.

grimshawreflectionsthames John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836–1893), Reflections on the Thames, Westminster (1880), oil on canvas, 76.2 x 127 cm, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, England. Wikimedia Commons.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s famous Reflections on the Thames, Westminster from 1880 looks…

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Spotlight Writing – The Unicorn and King Arthur – An article by Bon Repos Gites @ bonjourfrombrittany

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The legendary unicorn is probably one of the world’s most famous fantastic beasts. This white horse-like animal sporting a long, spiral horn on its forehead was said to live for a thousand years. Long held a symbol of purity and chastity; a protector of the just endowed with exceptional magical powers. Little wonder then that the unicorn myth developed its own associations with the fabled King Arthur and mystical Brittany.

The earliest reference we have of the unicorn is from the work of the Greek physician Ctesias who wrote an account of India around 390BC based on the reports of travellers he met during his seven year sojourn in Persia. According to Ctesias: “In India there are certain wild asses that are as large as horses; their bodies are white, their heads dark red and their eyes dark blue. They have a horn on the forehead which is about a…

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Spotlight Art – A St. David’s Day Celebration of the Landscape of Wales – Paintings by Gwiym Pritchard, Ernest Zobole, Mary Lloyd Jones and David Barnes

The four images depict a variety of landscape paintings of Wales. The works are Mynydd Parys / Parys Mountain by Gwilym Pritchard, About the Inside and Landscape N0. 8 by Emile Zobole, Preseli by Mary Lloyd Jones and  Evening Tide Across the Baya  by David Barnes.painting titled by the artist. Each of the works are a vibrant atmospheric landscape painting. Layers of colour, shapes and texture and a variety of mark making provide depth, movement and give the paintings their dramatic intensity.
© Gwilym Pritchard, Mynydd Parys / Parys Mountain, (Date Unstated)
© Ernest Zobole, About the Inside and Landscape No. 8, c.1990
© Mary Lloyd Jones, Preseli,, 2017
© David Barnes, Evening Tide Across the Bay, (Date Unstated)

Painting 1 Attribution © Gwilym Pritchard, Mynydd Parys / Parys Mountain, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/mynydd-parys-181306

Painting 2 Attribution © Ernest Zobole, About the Inside and Landscape N0. 8, c.1990

Source Attribution https://en.artsdot.com/@@/AQVCNT-Ernest%20Zobole-About%20the%20Inside%20and%20Landscape%20No.8

Painting 3 Attribution © Mary Lloyd Jones, Preseli,, 2017

Source Attribution https://www.artwales.com/exhibition-mtg-en.php?locationID=308

Painting 4 Attribution © David Barnes, Evening Tide Across the Bay’, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/landscape-paintings/david-barnes-contemporary-welsh-landscape-evening-tide-across-bay-david-barnes/id-a_6186392/

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Painting 1 Attribution © Jill Hudson, Bird Cage I, 2011

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Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Bird-cage-I-22-5cm-x-22-5cm-SOLD/8781/1193956/view

Senryū Attribution Goff James – Knocking on Heart’s Door, Fettere by Love’s Pains, Scratch marks on the Wall

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Painting 2 Attribution © Olga Flerova, November’s Cat, 2019

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Painting 1 Attribution © Miroslava Perevalska, Music in the Garden, 2012

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Music-in-the-garden/858257/6973107/view

Senryu Attribution, Goff James, Hope’s Shadows Burn Bright, Rekindling the Past

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Painting 2 Attribution © Ron Halfant, About Tomorrow, 2019

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Music 1 Attribution © Fats Domino, I Hear You Knocking, (Written by Dave Bartholomew and Earl King)

Video Attribution  LofznMuzik

Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU9f_MUBCSs

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Painting 1 Attribution © Miriam Montenegro, Secret Garden I, 2020

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Secret-garden-I/755311/7215715/view

Photo Attribution, Goff James

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Senryū Attribution Goff James – Learning from the Past

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Painting 2 Attribution © Maite Rodriguez, Jardin de Dalias, 2007

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Jardin-De-Dalias/493591/1714293/view

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Painting 1 Attribution © Deb Chaney, The Lost Poem, 2019

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-The-Lost-Poem/499285/4990089/view

Senryū Attribution Goff James – Snowflakes Swirling Dance, Bedroom Door Ajar, A Glaze of Ground Frost

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Painting 2 Attribution © MG Stout, Frost Ablaze, 2020

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