Feel Free – Scraping & Harvesting Update from Art, Photography, Poetry.

Feel free to use the contents of this post to enable you to fight back against nefarious scrapers and harvesters of your bona fide blogging efforts.

I wish to acknowledge and thank Fandango for being able to use Feel Free to Use this Badge.

I also wish to thank and acknowledge the part played by Renard Moreau

United we can stand and fight back!. United we can name and shame those who use our work without our knowledge and consent.

I have modified Fandango’s original design for a much broader scope and usage. It can be attached to your posts.

NOT AUTHORIZED!

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

The posting of any content from, ———————–, by any nefarious website or any such social media forum isn’t authorized by the author of this blog! 

If you are reading any of my posts on any such sites then you appear to be both condoning and complicit in their unscrupulous amoral methods of scraping and harvesting honest bloggers creativity and infringing individual copyright and intellectual property rights.

Have You or I been scraped and harvested AGAIN?!! – Update from Art, Photography, Poetry.

Have You or I been scraped and harvested AGAIN – Update from Art, Photography, Poetry. Have you checked?

This is what I found on facebook using Copyscape Plagiarism Checker.

Is this another harvesting con? Any thoughts about the matter?

Click here to Renard’s World original article. It’s a must to read.

Click here to view Copyscape Plagiarism Checker website

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Art, Photography, Poetry – BlogLetter – Amended Weekly Schedule (Update) by Goff James

Welcome Dear Friends. A Joyous Weekend to all.

You will notice that there is no Blog Letter, as such, again this week.

It is now the end of July and is the time I stated that I would review the whole situation regarding the thorny issue of scheduling.

Over the past few weeks I have been looking closely at the way my blog has been structured.

There have been some further minor adjustments.

I take this opportunity to thank my dedicated followers and new readers for joining, I thank you all for your support, encouragement and comments on my blogging journey. I truly appreciate your follow.

Many Thanks

The Amended Weekly Schedule (Latest Update).

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Art, Photography, Poetry – BlogLetter – Amended Weekly Schedule by Goff James

Welcome Dear Friends. Happy Weekend to all.

You will immediately notice that there is no Blog Letter, as such, this week. There have also been other changes.

Over the past few weeks I have been looking closely at the way my blog has been structured. Time management has been a key issue. With the new format, I am now able to get back into my studio to paint and pursue my many other interests.

After much advice and consideration I have decided to redesign and restructure the scheduling format. I trust the restructuring will improve the quality of your experience when visiting.

All will be reviewed again at the end of July.

I take this opportunity to thank my dedicated followers and new readers for joining, I thank you all for your support, encouragement and comments on my blogging journey. I truly appreciate your follow.

Many Thanks

The Amended Schedule.

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BlogLetter – Art, Music, Photography, Poetry

Issue 17 (July 6, 2019)

Welcome Dear Friends. Happy Saturday. I trust your past week has been a pleasant one. Summer has continued to broaden her sunny smile across the land. I hope such fine weather continues. Garden flowers are a theme running through my BlogLetter today

© Goff James, 2019

July has arrived and Summer has truly arrived in a glorious bang of sunshine and heat. Too hot for some not hot enough for others! For the roses in the garden the conditions have been ideal.

© Goff James, 2019

As usual the first part of the week spent at the gym. Followed by a relaxing coffee and chat with friends. Tuesday another trip out west visiting family.

© Goff James, 2019

I spent a lot of time in the garden this week. Time shared between keeping the garden in trim and photographing some of the flowers in bloom. Both pastimes are truly full time jobs. Being a retiree I often wonder how I ever found the time to go to work!

© Goff James, 2019

It is that time to share with you my thoughts about some of the week’s postings. As I grow older how time flies. Is it that I just imagine it to be so?

© Goff James, 2019

My blog is about sharing, with friends, an eclectic mixture of art, photography, poetry, writing and once in a while a little of my favourite music.

© Goff James, 2019

Music Box

This week the song I shared with you was I can’t stop Loving You sung by one of my favourite artists Ray Charles accompanied by the Raelettes.

As usual, Issue 17 features some more of my personal favourite posts as well as friends’ favourites.

Quote of the week

IMAGES OF THE WEEK

Art – Inferno #1, 2019

© Goff James, 2019

This week’s artwork Inferno #1

This work started life completely by accident. It was the result of several spillages of paint on a spare canvas that lay on a table in my studio. Several attempts to clean the canvas failed. Rather than abandon the canvas I worked with what I had. Using a rag rather than a paint brush eventually this image appeared.

Photography – Without Words 220

© Goff James, 2019

Without Words 220 is an image that was captured on a visit to the local community college. The sun that day was very bright and shone through the glass roof casting spectacular shadows against a wall.

Poem – Under The Apple Tree

© Ayza-Amriana Churina, Resting Under Apple Tree, (Date Unstated)

My favourite poem this week was Under The Apple Tree

© Goff James, 2019

Ayza-Amriana Churina’s painting Resting Under Apple Tree manages, so very well, to encapsulate the mood of the poem. The young girl is captured completely absorbed within her own thoughts.

Top Spot – this week was Storm Waves

Andrews Watercolours lithographic print Newgale Storm depicts the scene at Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire, West Wales. This is a favourite haunt of mine. Well worth a visit if you ever have the opportunity to visit.

© Goff James, 2019

Scheduling has become an issue again and has raised its head once more. There lie in my studio so many uncompleted paintings that need my attention. Time management needs looking at.

Consequently I have made some adjustments to time management and scheduling. At the moment everything has come under the spotlight.

For the next few weeks I will not be publishing any general articles about art and artists and just focusing on posts concerning my core interests – painting, photography and poetry. Then at the end of July I will review the situation.

I am torn between my several interests. Which one should have priority – Art or Photography or Poetry?

Do I need to abandon some elements from the blog? Do I need to create a separate blog for my poetry?

Dear friends, your views and advice with regards to these matters would be greatly appreciated.

NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Monday – Quote of the day, Art, Poetry

Tuesday – Quote of the day, Poetry

Wednesday – Quote of the day, Photography, Poetry

Thursday – Quote of the day, Poetry

Friday – Quote of the day, Art, Photography, Poetry

Saturday – Quote of the day, Blog Letter, Poetry

Sunday – Quote of the day, Music, Poetry

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Form and Function in Art

© Tassili-n-Ajjer, Nigeria, Section of rock-wall painting, ca. 5000-2000 BCE

“…things are beautiful when they work. Art is function.”

Giannina Braschi

© Nebamun Hunting in the Marshes, c. 1350 BCE

“One of the functions of art is to offer a more desirable reality – a model, as it were, of another style of existence with its own pace and its own cultural reference.” 

Peter Schmidt

© The Aldobrandini Wedding, c. 27 BCE – 14 BCE

Artists are concerned primarily with three functions.

1. Complete visual perception, internal, external, spatial, front, back and sides of an object.

© Masaccio, The Tribute money, c. 1425-28

2. Movement and the capturing of movement. From the the earliest cave paintings to the present day, artists have at various times studied the problem of showing movement on a two dimensional surface. Movement has always been there and it has been analysed in various fashions without really solving it.

Antoine Watteau, The Embarkation for Cythera, 1717 CE

3. An analysis of the whole, and the inter-relationships of the parts.

© Hokusai,The Underwave off Kanagawa, 1829-1833

“The painter’s function, generally speaking, is to explore and demonstrate in their work the interdependency of forms.” 

Robert McBryde

© Giacomo Balla, Dynamism Of A Dog On Leash, 1912

“Trying to capture the beauty of movement is a lofty and elusive endeavour…” 

Nisla

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!, 1963

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Image Credit © Tassili-n-Ajjer, Nigeria, Section of rock-wall painting, ca. 5000-2000 B.C.E.

Source Credit https://www.artsy.net/artwork/tassili-n-ajjer-nigeria-section-of-rock-wall-painting

Image Credit © Nebamun Hunting in the Marshes, c. 1350 BCE

Source Credit https://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/galleries/ancient_egypt/room_61_tomb-chapel_nebamun.aspx

Image Credit © The Aldobrandini Wedding, c. 27 BCE – 14 BCE

Source Credit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldobrandini_Wedding#/media/File:Aldobrandini_wedding.JPG

Image Credit © Masaccio, The Tribute money, c. 1425-28

Source Credit https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/10-painters-of-the-italian-renaissance-you-should-know/

Image Credit © Antoine Watteau, The Embarkation for Cythera, 1717 CE

Source Credit https://www.wikiart.org/en/antoine-watteau/not_detected_229435-1717

Image Credit © Hokusai,The Underwave off Kanagawa, 1829-1833

Source Credit https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/de-grote-golf-bij-kanagawa/JgEdIdn4pME3Mw?hl=en-GB

Image Credit © Giacomo Balla, Dynamism Of A Dog On Leash, 1912

Source Credit https://www.artsology.com/motion_in_art.php