Tag Archives: Art

Link to DT’s ART Blog

My energy in blogging terms went into my ART Blog, from November 25 of 2015 thru January 15, 2016 with daily postings here   http://artdt.wordpress.com.   It has been static for 3 months at this point and likely revive in May, 2016. … Continue reading

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Caravaggio; a life sacred and profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Penguin. 2011. 444 pages. Colour illustrations. footnotes, index, notes on further readings. Paperback. Caravaggio’s life appears to confirm that maxim attributed to Heraclitus:  “Character is Destiny”. There are few artists in history who had such brilliant abilities, strong … Continue reading

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From the Internet – Tom Gauld’s notebook Flickr pages

Cartoonist Tom Gauld’s Flickr Site. Quirky, brilliant, over the top sketch book imaginings, sections of illustrated books, postcards and more . . .  visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomgauld/albums Also Tom’s web site is at: http://www.tomgauld.com/index.php

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Steal Like an Artist …. Show Your Work.

Two great, short, fun and irreverant books by Austin Kleon. Workman Publishing. 2012 and 2014.    Inspiring and challenging contemporary ideas for artists, writers and anyone about finding, reusing, sharing, working collaboratively in so many interesting ways. Absorbing his message encouraged me to … Continue reading

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Syllabus; Notes from an Accidental Professor.

by Lynda Barry. Drawn and Quarterly. 2014. 200 pp. illustrated. Read this book for the engrossing wild-ride – an illustration style – heavily/heavenly laden with cartoons, hand-written text, constantly varying page formatting and border designs,decoupage, watercolour sketches and exciting typographic ideas. it … Continue reading

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Restarting-retiring

This post is to flag that I am getting back into blogging now that I am retired from full-time work in IT . Some likely coming ‘attractions’ Notes on the more interesting books I come across Images/comments on my Art work, … Continue reading

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Drawing – Avonlea Co-op

Pencil on Paper. 8 x 10. Drawn from Google Maps streetview. Update note from June 2015 – This cannot be seen in current streetview. We drove there once and I could not find it because the old store has been … Continue reading

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Art Nouveau Tile Designs.

By Pepin van Roojin. Pepin Press, Agile Rabbit Editions, Amsterdam. 2008. 199 pages, ALL colour illustrations. A jewel of a book which duplicates all its content on a CD. Chock full of wonderful tile designs from Northern Europe,  Latin Europe … Continue reading

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Images Of The Land; Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945.

Patrician Ainslie, Glenbow Museum, Calgary. 1985, 165 pp. Colour, B/W illus. bibliography, exhibition catalogue, monograph. Excellent and rare illustrations and biographical info on the many Canadian Artists of the period working in relief printmaking. Discussions of genre, themes and influences … Continue reading

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The Irish Game; a true story of Crime and Art.

By Matthew Hart. Walker &  Co. , New York. 2004. 220pp. illus. Much about an Irish gangster named martin Cahill and assorted others. Some very big art heists. How international Art theft works when it is impossible to dispose of … Continue reading

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