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Study of a Banjo Player

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William Sydney Mount, another pointless art excursion

My strange tendency, as an art-admirer, is to sometimes over-analyze a painting, not only as the Art itself, but also as a documentation of time and place.  In historical paintings, it’s fun to look for the details and pick up … Continue reading

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The Blind Fiddler

“An itinerant fiddler is playing for a humble country family. David Wilkie focuses on the listeners’ different expressions. Only two people seem to respond to the music: the baby and the boy on the right, who is imitating the fiddler … Continue reading

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Comrades

Comrades, the 42nd Highlanders (copy of a lost earlier painting by the artist) 1894, by Robert Gibb. This image is extremely moving and poignant.  The scene is of the 42nd Regiment of Foot (later called the Black Watch),  during the … Continue reading

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The Meeting

Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet, 1854.  Self portrait by Gustave Courbet (right).  The Realist style here is a bit stiff for my taste but this is a fine image for 19th century clothing.  Nice walking staff too.

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