Entries Tagged as 'Art'
Dante Gabriel Rossetti I have been here before, But when or how I cannot tell: I know the grass beyond the door The sweet keen smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore. You have been mine before,– How long ago I may not know: But just when at that swallow’s soar Your neck [...]
Pre-Raphaelite Exhibition at Tate Britain 12 September 2012 – 13 January 2013 Previously I first became interested in the Pre-Raphaelites in 1980, when I read “The French Lieutentant’s Woman” by John Fowles. So when in 2009 there was a television series entitled “Desperate Romantics” based on the book by Franny Moyle, my interest was re-ignited, [...]
Taurus New Moon Mandala painted by Sarah Berry Line Mandala from Mandala Colouring Book by Barry Stevens available at http://www.mandalas.freeserve.co.uk/colouringinbook.html This is the sixth piece in an occasional series written about the expertise of each Sun Sign. I am still looking for the Capricorn who can write a guide to Ambition, and a Libran who [...]
David Hockney The Observer reported “Everybody is coming out with a smile on their face” from the David Hockney exhibition. Accordingly, we took photos of ourselves before and after, and indeed there was a look of great exhilaration after seeing the grand and colourful landscapes, stunningly portrayed. Of all British artists of the last century, [...]
I wouldn’t have this self-created kind of website if it wasn’t for certain people in my life, and one of these is Barry. From first seeing his mandalas in 1985 I was struck by their outstanding progressiveness and power. I contacted him in 1987 when studying Tibetan meditation at Manjushri in London, and first saw [...]
The recent TV series has revived an interest in the fascinating group of artists known as the Pre-Raphaelites. The accompanying biography by Franny Moyle, published by John Murray, and entitled “Desperate Romantics” is as gratifyingly profound as the TV series was superficial (though very watchable). The book is in fact an Astrologer’s dream, giving dates [...]