Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Events

This weekend I was visiting my family in Frankfurt, Germany, and went to an event on Saturday morning with my daughter.  It was an exhibition, at the Schirn Galerie,  of the works of the Spanish artist, Joan Miro, who lived from 1893 to 1983, and was an artist, a sculptor, and in later life did lots of murals and very large paintings.

Joan Miro Exhibition

Joan Miro Exhibition at the Schirn Gallery, Frankfurt

In later life he did a lot of abstract paintings, especially his blue series -a lot of these paintings look so simple, like the black and white triptych below, but nevertheless they are very striking and original.

 

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Here is a sample  of some of his paintings we saw at this event, check out more posts over at Cee’s place.

Color Your World : Manatee

The Nymph of Fontainblue

The Nymph of Fontainblue

This sculpture is in the V & A Museum in London, a plaster cast of the original bronze by Cellini, which hangs in the Louvre.

Visit Jennifer’s Color Your World for more photos in this crayola colour called Manatee

Wordless Wednesday : Shall We Dance!

Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance

Weekly Photo Challenge : Grid

We visited the village of Castletownshend in West Cork a few weeks ago, and one of the highlights was a visit to St Barrahane’s Church to see the stained glass windows by Harry Clarke.   Harry Clarke (1889- 1931) was Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist, and his work can be seen in many old buildings, both religious and commercial,  in Ireland mainly, but also in England, the United States and Australia.  There is so much work that goes into one of these windows, and each little grid is a masterpiece that makes up the whole.

Side window at St. Barrahanes

Side window at St. Barrahanes

Blue was one of his favourite colours, and you will find lots of blue in his windows.

He was also known for putting some symbol into his windows.  The main window of this church was commissioned by the author, Dame Edith Somerville, who lived in the village and is buried in the churchyard.    Edith, as well as being a writer, an artist and a sculptor, was also a farmer and is reputed to have had one of the first herds of jersey cows in west Cork.   Harry Clarke included a jersey cow in his depiction of the Nativity, can you see the cow’s head (near the three Wise Men)?

Main window

Main window

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