Monthly Archives: September 2012

consort

Herself.  I’m going to ask my art man in China to tell me more about this poly-resin relief stuff.  Provenance, and that sort of thing !  Not that we are talking about 17th Dutch or anything… Then  I may re-frame … Continue reading

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self-imaging

Poly-resin, recent-making , I’m reliably told by my art man in China.  I like.  I think that in the right place this could look quite cool, unexpected.  That’s not why I am posting it though.  I just want to make … Continue reading

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curiouser…

…and curiouser !  I have not noticed before how alike these two images are – this the one in the bottom of my 19thC English tea cup (and on its saucer) and the blue and white image I posted a … Continue reading

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moving on

Someone commented that my blogs were getting boring so he stopped looking …oh, well, the game is far from over but the teacup above may appear trite too…oh well, again.  I like!  It’s real chinoiserie – 19thC English, low-glazed and … Continue reading

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orientalism cont.

This is just a card I brought back from Turkey years ago but it represents an ‘orientalist’ depiction of life there in the 19thC.  It’s romanticized and very ‘other’ in Said’s terms. He thought  Western colonialism created the ‘ orient’ … Continue reading

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orientalism

There’s a lot written about ‘orientalism’, particularly in academic tomes, perhaps I’ll visit some of it in a day or two.  For now I am enjoying looking at this image off one of my Victorian plates and wondering whether to … Continue reading

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