January 2012 archive

Jan 10

Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition

I visited this free exhibition at the National Theatre just before Christmas. Whilst I admire the techniques of many landscape photographers, I’m not always the greatest fan of images with milky water due to long exposures or HDR images which can sometimes look rather unnatural. I did like the image that won the Landscape Photographer …

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Jan 09

100 Great Paintings by Louise Govier

Once again a book borrowed from my local library (100 Great Paintings, Govier L., National Gallery Company Limited, London, 2010).This is a publication exploring Western painting. 100 paintings were selected by the curatorial staff at the National Gallery. Each painting is shown full page together with a description and commentary on the facing page. I …

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Jan 07

Family Matters – The Family in British Art

I visited this exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition was just about to end there but will move on to Sheffield and Newcastle, ending up at Tate Britain in October – December 2012. The exhibition charts the depiction of the family over 400 years of British Art and looks at how …

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Jan 03

England Observed; John Gay 1909-99

I borrowed this book (England Observed, John Gay, English Heritage Publishing, Swindon, 2009) from my local library. It was not a photographer I had come across before but I found the book really interesting. The book was divided into a dozen chapters, each containing a number of examples of his work in each theme. The …

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