Tag Archives: Hollywood

I Caesar

I  Julius Caesar (100BCE – 44BCE)

Well where else to start!? As an Asterix fan there was no where else but. Still despite this comic interpretation Caesar was indisputably the person who led the Roman Republic down a path, once he crossed the Rubicon, to the inevitable series of emperors that were to follow.A1 t

If there was a person who ever lacked ambition it was not him. Driven by the knowledge that his hero Alexander the Great had conquered the known western world and created an enormous Macedonian Empire all the way to India before dying at 33 he set to work. His bust provides an emphasis on cerebral as well as military power. Undoubtedly he was a general of genius as his conquering of Gaul at Alesia tells us.a-caesar

The cerebral features reminded me not only of his great strategic and tactical thinking when in battle but also of his possibly greater political sensibilities. He manipulated the then political constructs to ensure he ruled supreme. A power-base that quickly turned even his closet friends against him in the end. I felt the 27 stabs, as I painted, that brought his reign to an end and his immortality to a beginning.  www.brambleart.com. A1 d2

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A Born Artist – 16th May

16th May

Lempicka4The ‘Baroness with a Brush’ Tamara de Lempicka was born on the 16th May 1898. In Paris during the Roaring Twenties she became part of the city’s bohemian life. Lempicka2Although clearly influenced by Cubism she became a leading exponent of the Art Deco style and real favourite of the Hollywood set.Lempicka1

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

A Born Artist

11th May

Dali4Salvador Dalí was born on this day in 1904 and was aDali1 prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. What is left to say! Known the world over as an artist who brought the subconscious to us through his adherence to realism.

Dali3In 1922 Dalí  began studying at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid with a crowd that were to be later distingushed in their own fields, namely Pepín Bello, Luis Buñuel, and Federico García Lorca. Wow what a team!Dali2

 

 

 

 

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

Tamely Framed

FD4 tSome much Art I see in galleries is Tamely Framed. All energy is lost and the fight has moved from aesthetics to money. From the gallery to the work all is lost in simple transactions. Do not give in to your being tamed in this way. Let it be free. Let it soar as you intended.me know

Folk Art

Divine Devon Art is from an indigenous culture and from modern peasants or other laboring peoples. In contrast to’Art’ folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative and majorly aesthetic.Devon Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional  rules of proportion and perspective are defied.

Addiction to a Dream

Alcohol, cocaine, sex, soaps, lottery, all are an addictive dream.SP1 t

Debt

All money is debt Madoma1

Stardust 2 Stardust

From stardust to stardust each of of us makes an evolutionary step. [shopify product=http://brambleart.myshopify.com/products/madonna-and-child]girl 3

Queen Zenobia

Queen Zenobia (240 – 275CE)

Queen Zenobia

Queen Zenobia

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Zenobia

was Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria, who led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire. By 269, Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect.

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Zenobia

She ruled over Egypt until 271, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian. Today her home has been raped.

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Queen Zenobia

Cornwall’s Crown

The Crown Inn, Lanlivery, Cornwall PL£) 5BT - Great beer and rooms. 12th Century pub.

The Crown Inn, Lanlivery, Cornwall PL30 5BT – Great beer and rooms. 12th Century pub.

Travelling home to Devon from Cornwall we stopped off at a beautiful 12th Century pub.

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Crown Inn detail III

I always find stepping on flagstones trod on by my ancestors an exhilarating experience.

Crown Inn Detail II

Crown Inn Detail II

How to remember. Just paint. So I did.

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Crown Inn Detail I