Tuesday, November 17, 2020

masks, part iii

following on from 

masks, part i .... 

masks, part ii ... 














































lola astanova ... masked ... all in the best possible taste ... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgiw-3kqgU





















Thursday, November 5, 2020

Kawanabe Kyosai, 1831 to 1889 ... loved to paint birds, especially crows ...

















a prolific artist ... too much stuff in one short life for me to outline ... but here are eight paintings of crows which are held in the met in new york ...  ink on silk ... clicketty click for the detailed images ... look at how he shapes the feet ... look at how he deals with the varied textures of feather ...























































































































































i'm very fond of this ... two crows greeting the sunrise at asakusa ...















and it takes a genius to carry off this transformation ...
















Wednesday, November 4, 2020

wimmin and horses ( part ii ) ...

the first "scrapbook" of wimmin and horses reached 300 pictures ... now, on with the new !

https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2015/11/#3185949005114216282
























a video of a mexican rodeo team ... https://youtu.be/iZ4bmJYg1p8





















Monday, November 2, 2020

hedge woundwort ...

walked to tenby surgery to inquire about an unfulfilled request for a repeat prescription ... noticed this flower as i returned to Tenby town along The Norton ... sat myself down on the wall next to it and texted my daughter Ellen for an ID which came back ASAP ... later discovered this interesting article on it's uses and the practicalities of administering it ... will return tomorrow to crush part of a leaf and experience it's odour ...














 https://monicawilde.com/hedge-woundwort-medicinal-use/


Saturday, October 24, 2020

British moon flasks at the Met

 

The furnishing industries in Mid 19th century England were overcome by a kind of artistic decadence.

 

Minton, Doulton, and the Worcester manufacturers, and just about everyone went overboard on their inspired and opulent parodies of the classical Chinese moon flask.

 

The Met has a heap of ‘em.

https://www.metmuseum.org/search-results#!/search?q=moon%20flask

 























































































































































































etc, etc ...