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Norwegian Folk Art – Rosemaling May 14, 2017

Filed under: Art,Art works,Artists,Bhutan,Calligraphy,Design,Folk Art,Norway — Janet @ 12:25 am

I have just participated in a 2 day workshop on Rosemaling Painting – a Norwegian folk art tradition.  I kept thinking of our years in Bhutan where we were absolutely surrounded by a rich tradition of traditional painting.  And I kept thinking of the art of calligraphy and the art traditions of China and Japan.  I’m prompted to explore the connections between these various traditions and influences and interconnections.

national-arts-school-or-painting-schooldedicated-students-on-4-6-year-djby5x  NNNn

National Art School Thimphu Bhutan

 

A Work Of Art May 4, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Art works,Artists,Coat of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:03 pm

Blundell COA  the Blundell Coat of Arms

 

Norman Rockwell April 29, 2017

Filed under: Americana,Art works,Artists,Norman Rockwell,Painting — Janet @ 6:46 pm

Norman Rockwell Lineman   Lineman, painting by Norman Rockwell

I am not familiar with this particular painting by Norman Rockwell, but I certainly like it.  A classic American image.

 

Gardening For Bio-Diversity March 27, 2017

Filed under: Airfield,Art works,Artists,Claude Monet,Flowers,Images,Nature — Janet @ 1:48 pm

Poppies MonetGardening for Bio-Diversity Love this image from Rubalcava Horticultural Services in County Wicklow Ireland.  It reminds me also of a field of wildflowers at Airfield, an urban farm near my former home in Dublin.  Or Monet’s famous painting of a field of Poppies.

 

Coat Of Arms February 9, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Art works,Coats of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 5:03 pm

lauginger-coa  The Coat of Arms of my 17th Great Grandfather Hans Lauginger.  Hans was born in Wurtenberg Germany in 1372.  A bit before Martin Luther’s time.  Could we say he was a preLutheran?

 

Coat of Arms January 15, 2017

preston-coat-of-arms  Here is the Preston Coat of Arms.  An interesting art form.

The Prestons appear in my genealogy back in the 14th century.

thornburgh-cofa   Coat of Arms of the Thornburgh family – they appear in my genealogy in the 15th century

tuck-coa    Tuck Coat of Arms      The Tuck name has Scandinavian origins – at last I’ve found a Viking connection in my family tree!

meverell-coa Meverell Coat of Arms

 

combe-coa   Combe Coat of Arms

montgomery-shield     Montgomery shield

leech-crest   Leech Crest

 

guy-coa  Guy Coat of Arms

kingsley-coa  Kingsley Coat of Arms

carew-coa  Carew Coat of Arms

 

 

Shades of Shakespeare’s Macbeth January 9, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Art works,Artists,Genealogy,Macbeth,Shakespeare — Janet @ 3:19 am

Is Duncan MacDuff really my 19th Great Grandfather?  This calls for further research into my genealogy.

macbeth_and_banquo_meeting_the_weird_sisters_jw  Artist J Wootton, scene from Macbeth, Macbeth and Banquo Meeting the Three Weird Sisters