Category: Annotations – Part 5

Apr 21

Exercise: Analyse an Impressionist Landscape

I had a couple of options for this exercise, I studied Whistler’s Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea  at Tate Britain as well as a couple of Philip Wilson Steer paintings that were on display at the Masterpieces exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. I had not come across Philip Wilson Steer before …

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Apr 21

Exercise: The classical landscape

I had seen Claude’s work before but had never studied it in detail. It was really valuable to read the extract from Kenneth Clark’s book (which I was able to borrow from the library) and it enabled me to look at the two Claude pictures I studied in a new way, by looking at how …

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Apr 19

Exercise: Room with a view

I found this exercise a bit difficult. It wasn’t easy to find paintings which I thought were suitable for the theme, there were plenty of paintings that featured a window but there did not seem to be a great deal about the scene beyond the window that could be discussed. I did come across a …

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Apr 19

Annotate an Interior View

I found this an interesting exercise that required me to do a bit of research, while I had heard of Vermeer, I had not previously come across the paintings of David Wilkie (nor indeed heard of genre paintings). Of the various options given for annotations for this exercise I chose a Vermeer painting at the …

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