Archive for the tag 'Art'
For my recent visit to London the original plan was to visit St Paul’s cathedral. The last time I visited the cathedral was on a school trip so you can guess how long ago that was… However, after the plan was made protesters took up residence just outside the cathedral so a plan [...]
14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2011
Last Saturday I went on a day trip to London (more about the day soon). At this time of year it is a must to go and see the Christmas decorations in the windows at Selfridges. This year the theme seemed to be white and the windows didn’t grab my attention. Until I came to [...]
16 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2011
A fascinating painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger has just come up for sale. The National Trust and the Art Fund are campaigning to purchase the picture which dates back to 1602.
The painting shows Christ being taken to Calvary. If you look closely at the image you can see a conflict of eras which is [...]
8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 5th 2010
I know it is a bit of a cheat and I should have made the effort to get a photo of a real butterfly, but I do rather like the effect of the sun glinting off this sculpture.
10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 25th 2010
The temporary sculpture I mentioned in my last Blog post is part of the Sotheby’s ‘Beyond Limits’ exhibition at Chatsworth. The exhibition is a display of modern sculpture set against the backdrop of Chatsworth house and estate. When I visited, the exhibits were in the process of being set up in preparation for the exhibition [...]
8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2010
Posting pictures of sailing ships reminded me of the work of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe who used the medium of photography as art. He was born in Headingly, Leeds in October 1853 and started work as a portrait photographer in Tunbridge wells before moving to Whitby where he set up a photographic business. When in Whitby [...]
30 Comments CherryPie on Sep 2nd 2009