Something I love about Arthur Rackham's work is how so many of his works feature a very exuberant wind. There's nothing as exhilarating as being caught up in a wild wind!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
I am an admirer of Arthur Rackham and am often to be found scouring places for his work. It's great fun to get lost in the online galleries of museums and dream of one day seeing the works in person. I stumble across this beauty of his in the Metropolitan's gallery. I have never read the story it's from, but now I must see if I can get my hands on it. How terrifying and haunting the figures are. I wonder if the fact that it was done right in the middle of WWI had anything to do with the darkness and fear in this painting.
|Arthur Rackham, Illustration for "Till Eulenspiegel", watercolour, pen, ink, and guache on paper, 1916|
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
The eclipse was so inspiring last night! There was cloud cover for part of it, but now and again it would appear. It was so eerie, watching it turn deep red, then drift back into a bright, icy white light that my eye fancied was tinged with blue. How exciting to get to see it!
|photos by me|
Sunday, September 27, 2015
|Art by me, words by Roma Ryan|
Tonight there will be a total solar eclipse of the harvest moon, and it also happens that the moon will be the closest to the earth that it will be all year. I'll be out watching tonight...