Combined Bascule and Suspension Bridge
Tower Bridge was officially opened on this day in 1894. I have long been enchanted by it: as a fascinating piece of engineering it is the only combined bascule and suspension bridge I’ve seen; and as a monumental piece of Victorian Gothic architecture.
I first saw it as a child, though it was to be many years before I learned that Continue reading
Some lovely and captivating paintings. (I like the alliterative rant halfway down too!)
Even in that condition I could see the strong composition, colour & form.
It’s unsigned (unusual if it’s by an “amateur”) An unsigned work is more often that of an artist who is working prolifically, but is not of celebrity status and so doesn’t have to think about provenance later down the line!
This is by someone who understands classical painting and has been classically taught ( it’s sketched out in Prussian blue, and quite right too, my old Art tutors would have lynched the class of 71-74 for using the colour black ANYWHERE!)
My junk shop painting here has the colours, the look and the feel of 1920’s-30’s British Art, a taste of which is currently celebrated at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings UK. www.
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The best of the trilogy, Three Colours: Red and Three Colours: White are the others. Juliette Binoche at a her very best.
As she says in the Guardian newspaper:
“Three Colours Blue was one of the most joyful experiences I’ve had on a movie set”
Originally posted on crime thriller girl:
Andy Martin is the Cambridge academic who sat behind Lee Child as he wrote the 20th Jack Reacher book – MAKE ME. Andy observed Lee’s process, his routine, and (amongst other things) the amount of cigarettes he smoked and coffees he drank. For a huge Reacher fan like me,…