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“New York Restaurant” (c.1922) by Edward Hopper, who was born July 22nd, 1882.

New York Restaurant” (c.1922) by Edward Hopper, who was born July 22nd, 1882.

I’m starting up my Youtube channel again and so will be posting more videos to this blog. In this video I talk a little bit about my watercolour painting “Merlin Trapped (Nimue’s Knowledge)” and have a little Arthurian chat.

My questions:

  1. How do you pronounce Nimue?

  2. What’s your preference for the name of the Lady of the Lake? And are they separate persons to you or do you use them interchangeably?

hero-confined-in-a-corgi-body:

Zzzzzzzz…

He looks like how I feel right now.

hero-confined-in-a-corgi-body:

Zzzzzzzz…

He looks like how I feel right now.

That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.

Ernest Hemingway, in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald (13 September 1929); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker. Hemingway was born July 21st, 1899.

“Tilla Durieux” (1922) by Emil Orlik, who was born July 21st, 1870.

“Tilla Durieux” (1922) by Emil Orlik, who was born July 21st, 1870.

“Miss Heck (in boat on lake Starnberg)” (1897) by Lovis Corinth, who was born July 21st, 1858.

Miss Heck (in boat on lake Starnberg)” (1897) by Lovis Corinth, who was born July 21st, 1858.

Monday’s Much-loved Works of Art:

“Hémicycle des Beaux-arts (Chamber of Fine Arts)” (1841-1842) by Paul Delaroche.

Art Term of the Week

Reredos:

A reredos is a partition behind the alter of a church. It is usually made of wood, stone, or a combination of materials such as metals and ivory. It almost always has religious iconography on it.


Art:
The Reredos at Holy Trinity Church, West Bromwich. Picture by R. J. Higgins, posted via Wikimedia Commons.

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“Statue of Petrarch” (Date: 19th century; Location: On the facade of the Uffizi palace, Florence, Italy). Petrarch was born on July 20th, 1304.




"Man has no greater enemy than himself. I have actedcontrary to my sentiments and inclination; throughout our whole lives we do what we never intended, and what we proposed to do, we leave undone.” -Petrarch, as quoted in “An Examination of the Advantages of Solitude and of Its Operations” (1808) by Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann










Picture by Frieda, posted via Wikimedia Commons.

“Statue of Petrarch” (Date: 19th century; Location: On the facade of the Uffizi palace, Florence, Italy). Petrarch was born on July 20th, 1304.

"Man has no greater enemy than himself. I have acted
contrary to my sentiments and inclination; throughout
our whole lives we do what we never intended, and
what we proposed to do, we leave undone.” -Petrarch,
as quoted in “An Examination of the Advantages of
Solitude and of Its Operations” (1808) by Johann
Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

Picture by Frieda, posted via Wikimedia Commons.

“Allée in Overveen, Netherlands” (1895) by Max Liebermann, who was born on July 20th, 1847.

“Allée in Overveen, Netherlands” (1895) by Max Liebermann, who was born on July 20th, 1847.