“Of all places on earth the great canyon of Arizona is the most inspiring in its pictorial possibilities.” Thomas Moran. This evening I’ve been at an exhibition opening at the Portico Library in Manchester. One of the speakers stressed the … Continue reading
“I then saw that elaborate drawing which is only to be acquired by drawing the naked figure was essential in everything – in trees and rocks as much as the figure itself” John Linnell, an English landscape and portrait painter and … Continue reading
(On the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition) “The time of year when the devil comes and spews art over London.” John Constable, RA, an English Romantic painter, known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home, now known … Continue reading
“Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.” Samuel Palmer, a British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker, died on May 24, 1881.
“I wish you would recollect that Painting and Punctuality mix like Oil and Vinegar, and that Genius and regularity are utter Enemies and must be to the end of time.” Thomas Gainsborough, who was born on May 14, 1727.
“Until 1901 when I started for Paris, I existed only; from that time a chance was given to me to live.” William Henry Jr Singer, who died December 29th 1943