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Links 1 through 10 of 240 by Peter Cresswell tagged Art

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, c. 1563 Oil on panel, 114 cm × 155 cm (45 in × 61 in) The story of the Tower of Babel is a myth “explaining” the break-up of one language into many—and being a Biblic...

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  I love dramatic illustrations. I love graphic prints. I really like this highly stylised piece. But all I can tell you about it is it appeared in a recent post at the Japonisme blog, wit...

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Romeo Y Julietta con una Testigo (Romeo and Juliet with a Witness), 25.5" x 18" oil on linen José Manuel Capuletti was a student of Salvador Dali (I’ll bet you guessed that) and a favour...

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The Water-Lily Pond (Le Bassin aux Nymphes), Calude Monet, 883mm x 931mm, 1899 Now this is actually pretty cool. In my mailbox this morning was a picture of the Mona Lisa, and another of Claude M...

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You all know the  story, or should do. This is Cortot’s evocative depiction of the moment when the soldier, Pheidippides, arrives in Athens having run his last race—bearing the news as he expir...

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 Frederick Lord Leighton, Flaming June, Oil on canvas, 47” x 47’ No, it’s not June, it’s September.  But it’s Spring here in NZ, and life is ready to awaken. And I think we need some beauty...

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Glenn Beck says America should “try the old turning back to God thing.”  So I thought I’d try the old turning back to a time when the western world was all overrun by folk who were all over God—a...

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I confess, I haven’t always been an admirer of Van Gogh, but the more I see now the more I see to enjoy. Not so much what he chooses to paint—which is little more than another peasant scene in the ...

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Why am I posting this painting? Because I was fascinated by a discussion of it in one of Bernard Levin's columns I was re-reading. The problem of Cezanne, which we who only want to feast on his...

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I don’t often post press releases here, though Lord knows I get sent enough. But this one is different.  This one is special. This one is … oh sod it, just read the press release and you’ll kno...

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