It has been a good week, here are a few sketch so far, some quick, some more refined. The beauty of Travelsketching is that all are good.The first week in Japan — theTravelsketcher
I made my first piece of pottery in elementary school. I remember the piece fondly, though it is now a lost relic of my past. Ironically it was a vase. It was made by using a coiling technique where you roll the clay in coils, or as we referred to them at the time, little snakes and build up the wall of the pot, scorring each coil and then attaching them with slip one by one. The process can be time consuming. I am grateful that I know use a wheel to make my vases now. My first raku vase was thrown on the wheel. It was pretty tiny and resembled an ink pot.
My current exhibition at the Oxford Riverside Gallery runs until September 30th!
The winner of the draw will receive a copy of the book and their choice of one of the following, a Buddha necklace, Christmas ornament, or a rakutie (small scale raku vase).
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Do yourself a favor and plan two days for a comprehensive viewing of the museum. You walk it to the vast corridor and are bombarded with one awesome piece of art after another. The Louvre is the number one gallery in the world and requires time to see all its beauty. Melinda
The Louvre (English: /ˈluːv(rə)/ LOOV(-rə)), or the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre [myze dy luvʁ] (listen)), is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet). In 2018, the Louvre was the world’s most visited art museum, receiving 10.2 million visitors.
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as the Louvre castle in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. Due to urban expansion, the fortress eventually lost its defensive function, and in 1546 Francis I converted it into the main residence of the French Kings. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versaillesfor his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years. During the French Revolution, the National Assemblydecreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation’s masterpieces.
The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. Because of structural problems with the building, the museum was closed in 1796 until 1801. The collection was increased under Napoleon and the museum was renamed Musée Napoléon, but after Napoleon’s abdication many works seized by his armies were returned to their original owners. The collection was further increased during the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the Second French Empire the museum gained 20,000 pieces. Holdings have grown steadily through donations and bequests since the Third Republic. The collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings.
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Today’s drawing was a disappointment. Again, it was one of those fairly simple drawing projects, and I didn’t anticipate too many problems. I was drawing apples on a tree, you see.
Apples on the Tree – Ink Drawing by Judith Kraus
Apples were one of the first things I was able to draw successfully. In those earliest days of learning to draw, I joked how an apple a day was just what the doctor ordered for my artwork, and when I first started this blog, the very first drawing I shared was a bowl of apples I’d drawn in colored pencil. I think it was probably one of the best drawings I’d done at that point. Yes, I recently drew a bunch of bad apples, but all the same, I felt confident about today’s Inktober drawing.
It wouldn’t be too difficult, I thought, but I certainly didn’t want…
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If you have the chance to visit London do yourself a huge favor and schedule at least two days at the British Museum. The museum has pieces from around the world including the Parthenon, where else can you find relics from the ancient world. I did not get the chance to see the Chinese section of the museum and hear it is extensive.
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.
The Basics Allow at least two hours for a British Museum tour, but don’t expect to see everything in one visit—it would take days to explore the entire museum and it’s easy to get lost. With so much to see, visiting with a tour guide is a convenient choice, and a small-group or private guided tour will ensure you maximize your time. Things to Know Before You Go There is no admission fee for the British Museum, although donations are welcome. Visitors are required to pass security checks to enter, and large bags and suitcases are prohibited. On-site facilities include museum shops, cafés, and restaurants. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum. Audio guides are offered in several languages. The British Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
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The Museum’s collection online offers everyone unparalleled access to objects in the collection. This innovative database is one of the earliest and most extensive online museum search platforms in the world.
There are currently 2,335,338 records available, which represent more than 4,000,000 objects. 1,018,471 records have one or more images.
Free exhibitions and displays
Until 12 November 2019
Until 12 January 2020
Until 12 January 2020
Special morning tours
A few days ago I wrote a little history about Gothic architecture and art. Today, I want to re-visit the Gothic world, but in a very different way, one that’s much closer to home.
We’ve all seen the painting:
It’s been called “…the most recognizable painting in 20th century American art”, referred to as “an indelible icon of Americana,” and without doubt it is Grant Wood’s most famous painting.
Despite having developed a familiarity with this most famous painting in my childhood, I never really did get to know much about its artist.
I think all I ever really did know about Grant Wood was that he was an American painter.
Wood was born in Iowa, which isn’t all that far from Missouri. It’s just north of our state, and I’ve traveled to — and through — Iowa many times.
He was an extremely active artist who worked in many…
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