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Reading Visual Images

I’ve just finished the Open University free short course on Reading Visual Images, which is linked to the TV series The Age of the Image.  Posing the question, ‘What does a picture or an image tell you?’, the course is … Continue reading

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Postcards from Great Britain

Postcards from Great Britain opened in Haarlem on 5th March 2020 at the city’s famous Hotel Lion d’Or. This exhibition, with 326 images from over 100 photographers, is the first showing of photographs from the project launched by Shutterhub.  It runs … Continue reading

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Royal Photography

The final part of Art, Passion & Power: The Story of the Royal Collection (the always-watchable Andrew Graham-Dixon on the BBC) looked at ‘Modern Time’, from the late 19th Century to today.  Photography featured twice. First, Princess Alexandra (1844-1925).  The … Continue reading

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German Photography

Watched the third part of Andrew Graham-Dixon’s excellent BBC 4 Art of Germany series yesterday.  ‘In the Shadow of Hitler’ explored the photography of August Sander and Bernd and Hilla Becher – who knew that French, German and British winding … Continue reading

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Clothes Line

Another example of where only colour will do.

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Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security

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Seeing Red

Even with my (mild) colour blindness I can see the red in this.  Reminds me to go to the Fen Ditton Gallery for the exhibition Seeing Red.  ‘This exhibition is the second in a series of exhibitions exploring colour that … Continue reading

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Alison Critchlow

Beating Time – A Conversation Between Painting and Poetry is on show at the Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, until 23rd February.  ‘It proposes resonance across art forms and sets up a dialogue between painters, poets, viewers and readers.’  I was … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Colour

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Hercules ans Antaeus

Relaxing, if rather muddy, walk from Anglesey Abbey to Quy Fen yesterday.  Returning along Quy Water the bare winter trees allowed glimpses into the private part of the Abbey where Hercules and Antaeus wrestle on the lawn.  The figures, in … Continue reading

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Victor Prout

Thanks to JulieW for telling me about photographer Victor Prout – she has been reading Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River, which includes a character based on Prout.  Prout (1835-77) was active in the 1860s, the specialising in pictures of … Continue reading

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Eva Konikoff

Who was Eva Konikoff?  Tove Jansson – Letters from Tove includes many letters from the artist and creator of the Moomin stories to Eva Konikoff, sent between 1941 and 1967.  The editors of the letters, Boel Westin and Helen Svensson, … Continue reading

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Hunstanton Rock

Hunstanton: striped cliffs.   Red and white chalk, limestone; Carrstone, sandstone, sand cemented by iron oxide. 70 – 135 million years ago under cliff-building sea. Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest; rich in Albian ammonite fossils.

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Hunstanton

Sitting on the eastern side of the Wash, Hunstanton is the only place on the coast of East Anglia where you can watch the sun set over the sea. It’s ‘Sunny Hunny’.  In the afternoons it’s rendered in contre-jour light … Continue reading

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Analog Sea and Photography 2

Is the exhibition Family of Man a cause for photographic celebration?  In his introduction to the essay ‘In the Hearts of Pioneers’ by Carl Sandberg (Analog Sea Review Number 2 (2019), pp 77-80) Jonathan Simons seems to think so.  He … Continue reading

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