Spent this morning in Chichester as is my thing on most Saturdays and found myself doing a very fine art thing of taking a picture of some tar on a pavemement, interesting pattern though.
Waterstones were having a book signing by someone who had written about local Jazz in chichester took photoof band playing otside
Monthly Archives: September 2007
Please note that though there appears to be two blogs for yesterday there is in fact only one the Savoy blog is in fact todays.
As a bonus have found another link on whistler
As part of my Westminster To Tower bridge research I have been Looking at Monets London paintings of the Thames and smog link(new scientist)
It is worth quoting a passage from Peter Ackroyds excellent biography of London, Vintage
page436 quoting Monet on London Fogs.
“Then, in London, above all what I love is the fog….that gives it its magnificent breadth. Those massive,regular blocks become grandouse within that mysterious cloak.”
Just a brief blog on Whistler I need to do some more research on this. He called his night pictures Nocturne because of the use of very little paint. Whilst still oil they were indeed almost watercolour also very few coulours again the metopher with music was very clear to him,
Whistler also made some interesting Studies of views from the Savoy as the link below shows
Monet also stayed at the Savoy and the picture shown is of Waterloo bridge painted in 1900
Comming right up to date TheThames Project
Kurt Jackson did a whole series of paintings featuring paings of thames and publihed a interesting book on his sketches
When I was out at about 10 this morning the air was so fresh you would think it was winter. it was so clear and crystal sharp that it was mind blowing in a dazzling sort of way, I had my camera with me and took a couple of shots. I always wonder where these planes are going and comming from!i think one had just taken off from Heathro or Gatwick(5Omile away) Perhaps the plan was America Bound?(Second Pic)
anyway hear is another one to finish Off