Art of the day – Velasquez

I want this dress to wear to work. Tomorrow. Someone sort it out please. I’ve realised a sad fact today and that is that I don’t own any dresses that force me to hold me arms out at 45 degrees.

Such a stunning painting. But I’m sad that she’s sad. 

I love turning to paintings for writing inspiration. My next character is going to rock a mahoooosive skirt for sure. 

Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress by Velasquez

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Outdoor Craft

It’s my birthday ūüôā and we have just spent the morning looking at someones’s rather impressive craftwork from many years ago, the largest white horse on the UK, in Westbury.
It was amazing to get to see it up close. The eye was huge, and made from grey bricks.

white horse

ERNST KIRCHNER INSPIRATION

TWO NUDES.COLOURFUL. 1909
DODO SEATED NUDE WITH A HAT 1909 – LIKE THE GREEN AND THE BLUE
LOTTE LYING ON THE SOFA 1910
DODO WITH A LARGE FAN
LOVERS III 1911
NIGHTCLUB DANCERS
GIRL CIRCUS RIDER
STREET IN SCHONENBERG CIRTY PARK РBLUE SKY 1912-13
COUPLE IN A ROOM 1912
NOLUNDORF SQUARE: WOMAN BEFORE THE MIRROR 1913/20
LOVE HIS COLOUR LITHOGRAPHS
LOVERS IN THE MORNING
SELF PORTRAIT 1916

ERNST-LUDWIG-KIRCHNER-LOVERS

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VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM JANUARY 2010

REMEMBER:

ANTON MAUVE РTHE WOODCUTTERS. A GREAT INTEPRETER OF THE NETHERLANDS GREY NATURE

ANTON

MATTHIJS MARIS – THE KITCHEN PRINCESS

KITCHEN PRINCESS
THEODORE ROUSSEAU РTHE DESCENT OF CATTLE IN THE HIGH JURA MOUNTAINS (SKETCH WITH BRIGHT RED/ORANGE)
BONNARD РMONTMARTRE IN THE RAIN 1897

MONTMARTRE
GIOVANNI SEGANTINI РTHE 2 MOTHERS 1897

TWO MOTHERS
DAMBIGNY РCLIFFS AT VILLERVILLE SUR MER
ODILON REDON РFIGURE UNDER A BLOSSOMING TREE, AND VASE OF A FLOWER
DEGAS – THE TUB

DEGAS TUB
JAN SHIFTERS – TWO WOMEN EMBRACING 1906 (love)

two women embracing
KEES VAN DONGON РPORTRAITS

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ALFRED¬†STEVENS – ‘IF YOU PAINT A HIGH SOCIETY WOMAN YOU PAINTING MUST SMELL GREAT’

VAN GOGH:
THE COTTAGGE
FLOWERS STILL LIFE 1875 – COLOURFUL VASE
VASES WITH CHINA ASTERS AND GLADIOLI
SEASCAPES NEAR LES SANTES MARIES DE LA MER 1888
SPRING OF A FLOWERING ALMOND BLOSSOM IN A GLASS
ROSES 1890
IN THE CAFE AUGUSTINA SEAGATORI IN LE TAMBORINI
CAFE TABLE WITH ABSINTHE

COWABUNGA

last painting sesh on the cows. Almost done. Just need to get the ginger one all fluffy and sort the left one’s eyes out. I’m exhausted. Off to read some painting books in the bath and sleep for hours. I actually hate the painting. It’s nothing like I would have wanted to do in the end.

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