Springtime

Christine Skirrow created this painting for the Spring theme this month. It’s called Springtime,

The picture was inspired by Eades Meadow, and Christine has used Mixed Media to complete it.

 

 

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Spring Flowers

New member Susan Birth has painted spring flowers. 

They are mixed media paintings on paper. Susan used some collage effects in the background and the flowers are painted. They are both 40 x 40 cm.

 

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Primavera (Spring) and Art

Primavera, is a large panel painting in by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli made in the late 1470s or early 1480s. It has been described as one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world, and also one of the most popular paintings in Western art. The precise meaning of the painting is unknown, but it was probably created for the marriage of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco, a cousin of the powerful Lorenzo the Magnificent Medici.
The picture illustrates a renewed interest in Greek and Roman mythology.

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Springing out of Lockdown

Here is a contribution to the blog from Tina Watkins.

 

It’s a Pen and Wash, a watercolour completed a few years back but springing out of lockdown today!

 

 

 

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Love Birds

Christine Skirrow has sent in this photo of her chatty budgie Bluey with a budgie knitted by her friend….He is in love!….Aaaaaah!

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Love in Art

The concept of love has been one of the most prominent themes depicted in art throughout history. 

The Kiss was originally designed to be part of The Gates of HellRodin’s monumental sculptural group work depicting a scene from Dante’s Inferno. This well-known sculpture shows adulterous lovers Paolo and Francesca, who are surprised and killed by Francesca’s husband while sharing their first kiss. Rodin realized that the sensuality of this depiction didn’t fit with the theme of his project, and he transformed the piece into an independent work. Although the eroticism of the sculpture caused controversy when it was first exhibited in 1887, Rodin went on to make three full-scale marble versions of the sculpture, as well as smaller versions in terracotta, bronze, and plaster.

Found on www.theculturetrip.com