Bob Coe

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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

In her feedback on my third assignment my tutor referred to this exhibition as recommended for this part of the course. I went to visit it at the National Gallery and I was very pleased that I did as I found it a stimulating and informative exhibition. While I had certainly heard of Delacroix before …

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Middle Eastern Art – Talk at British Museum

I attended a short introductory course at the British Museum on Middle Eastern Art. The volunteer speaker gave a brief introduction to the art of the middle east/Islamic world and then gave a short description of a number of exhibits in the Islamic art gallery. The talk was, for me, enlightening; it is easy to …

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Feedback on Assignment 3

Once again I was encouraged by the feedback given by my tutoron the various elements that comprised my last Assignment. A couple of comments gave me encouragement to read more widely and to incorporate more reflections into my Learning Log. Two things that I will try to develop as I continue with this course. I …

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The Stained Glass Museum at Ely

I had the opportunity to visit Ely and whilst in the cathedral went to the stained glass museum. It was really interesting to see the development of stained glass through the examples that they have there dating from the 13th to the 20th century. The guidebook states “at a time when few could read, painted …

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Reflection on Assignment 3

Some aspects of this assignment were more difficult than almost any other I have undertaken OCA course, I think the difficulties were mostly related to the requirement to study and annotate works of art that I was unable to visit. I find it much more satisfying to be able to see the pieces at first …

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Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

There is a double exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron’s work at the moment; one at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the other at the science Museum. I visited the exhibition at the V&A. The first thing to remark on was the room in which the display was held. A high ceilinged room with walls painted …

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Project 7: A Creative Variation of an Eastern Work

This was an enjoyable exercise. I find it really interesting to look at how I photographed an orchid 20 years ago and how I approached this exercise. It has opened my eyes to new ways of seeing images. It is not the best image I’ve ever produced, but if I was to devote a lot …

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Annotation: Hiroshige

I hadn’t come across this artist before, but became really interested in his work the more that I researched it. I chose this particular print because it was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Given what I have said on previous annotations, where I was unable to see the original work, I thought …

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Greek and Roman Sculpture at Messene

I was fortunate to be able to attend a lecture at the British Museum given by Petros Themelis concerning the archaeological excavations at Ancient Messene and the sculptures found there. It was a great opportunity to hear at first hand from one of the people involved in excavating the site. Ancient Messene is in the …

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OCA Study visit Hoyland and Auerbach

I attended this study visit at the new Damien Hurst Gallery and Tate Britain. I like study visits a great deal as I think that you get a great deal more out of them through conversation and discussion with tutors and fellow students. This was very much the case with this particular visit. We started …

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