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Current Reading November 23, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,England,Genealogy,Plantagenets,Reading — Janet @ 10:25 pm

9781101606285_p0_v2_s600x595IMG_4763  rotate this photo please  – sorry

My current reading is pretty heavy going …….but readable enough to keep me going.  Now to identify which of my ancestors lived during the turbulent reigns of the Plantagenets in the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

Random Photos For Thanksgiving

Filed under: Autumn,Cats,Jigsaw Puzzles,Mice,Photography,Photos — Janet @ 7:05 pm

IMG_4754  Still some bright colors near our garden

IMG_4749  delicate “petals” seen on my walk

IMG_4748  it doesn’t get much brighter than this

IMG_4750  random reds

IMG_4760  I finished the jigsaw (3 pieces missing, found 1 this morning, so 2 still missing)

IMG_4761   Katerina had her Thanksgiving treat last night – mousie no. 14

 

A Guide to Fauvism

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:26 pm

A Scholarly Skater

Le Marche de Pont Audemer by Robert Antoine Pinchon Robert Antoine Pinchon, Le Marche de Pont Audemer Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Style Is Best Known For
  • Frolicking nudes by Henri Matisse
  • Landscapes, still lives, and human figures in surprising colors
What, Where, and When?

Paintings and drawings, France, 1905-1908. (Yes, it’s really that simple.)

How to Recognize It
  • Lots of bright colors – mainly primaries and secondaries.
  • The colors used aren’t what you would expect – an apple might be blue or the sky might be orange.
  • The paint is thick and textured.
  • Some paintings may have some sense of depth; others don’t.
  • Three dimensionality (when it appears) is shown through patches of different colors placed next to each other.
Background

Fauvism grew out of Post Impressionism, particularly the work of Vincent van Gogh. Artists were inspired by van Gogh’s brilliant and surprising colors, thick paint, and unique point of view. They set out to do something similar, playing around with color for color’s…

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