PopMuse: Painting http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Folkestone turns gold and Edvard Munch's selfies – the week in art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/29/folkestone-ok-edvard-munch-selfies-martin-creed-week-in-art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/29/folkestone-ok-edvard-munch-selfies-martin-creed-week-in-art Fri, 29 May 2020 14:16:18 UTC Tim Jonze at Painting | The Guardian A giant metal kookaburra with a sense of humour, Martin Creed’s video call to inaction and a graffiti take on lockdown – all in your weekly dispatchStefan Br�ggemann’s OK (Untitled Action)Are we all going to be “OK”? The Mexican artist has sprayed a three-storey building in Folkestone gold, before scrawling the two-letter word across it, graffiti-style – a response, he says, to our current situation under lockdown.�• Creative Quarter, Folkestone Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How did this painter lose the sight in one eye? The great British art quiz https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/29/great-british-art-quiz-falmouth-art-gallery-cornwall https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/29/great-british-art-quiz-falmouth-art-gallery-cornwall Fri, 29 May 2020 07:00:53 UTC at Painting | The Guardian Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall set today’s quiz, which lets you explore the art collections of museums around the UK closed due to coronavirus – while answering some difficult questionsThis quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.Today, our questions are set by Falmouth Art Gallery. The award-winning gallery houses one of the most important art collections in Cornwall, featuring works by major artists from Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Thomas Gainsborough to Tacita Dean, Grace Gardner, Ben Nicholson and George Frederic Watts.The Victorian genre painter Sophie Anderson (1823-1903) who opened the first Falmouth Art Gallery with the work Roses, was one of the first woman artists to be bought by a public collection in the UK. At which museum does her painting Elaine reside?Walker Art GalleryManchester Art GalleryFalmouth Art GalleryNational Galleries ScotlandFalmouth Art Gallery’s most famous work Study for the Lady of Shalott by JW Waterhouse (1849-1917) is based on the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. How many finished works did Waterhouse paint to tell the Lady’s story?Two ThreeFourFiveIn August 1928, Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), his wife, Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981), and Christopher Wood (1901–1930) holidayed at Feock, on the Falmouth estuary. Which artist did they "discover" during a visit to St Ives?Peter LanyonAlfred WallisBryan PearceJohn WellsEurope’s leading portrait painter, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), visited Falmouth for three days in 1905 to paint this portrait of his friend, Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917). What was Sargent’s nationality?ItalianSpanishAmericanBritishThe Falmouth-based artist Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) was born in York to a prominent Quaker family who were known for making medical advances. In which medical field is the Tuke name celebrated?NeurologyPsychologySurgeryPathologySir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was known as one of England’s finest painters of horses. This painting, titled The Caravan, shows a scene from a gypsy camp. In 1898 he lost the sight in one eye, but how?A childhood illnessLifting his dog over a briar hedgeA horse-riding accidentA drunken brawlJohn Opie (1761-1807) was born in Trevellas, Cornwall. A leading historical and portrait painter of his time, he painted many notable people including the British royal family. He was the only Cornish artist to be honoured with a burial at St Paul’s Cathedral. Who did he ask to be buried next to?Sir Joshua ReynoldsAlexander FlemingLord LeightonWilliam BlakeAnne Killigrew (1660-85) died at the age of just 25 but was celebrated in her short lifetime for her exceptional qualities as an artist and a poet. This painting Venus Attired by the Graces is one of only three works left of her legacy. Which poet dedicated an Ode to Anne Killigrew in 1686?John AbbotJohn OldhamJohn DrydenJohn Hoskins6 and above.A masterful result from someone who obviously knows their old masters. 0 and above.A valiant effort, but sadly not a very good result. 3 and above.Room for improvement but a decent stab. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ What is this Hepworth sculpture made of? The great British art quiz https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/28/great-british-art-quiz-pier-arts-centre-orkney https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/28/great-british-art-quiz-pier-arts-centre-orkney Thu, 28 May 2020 07:00:25 UTC at Painting | The Guardian The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney sets today’s quiz – which enables you to explore the art collections of museums closed due to Covid-19 while answering a few brain-teasersThis quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from over 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.Today, our questions are set by the Pier Arts Centre, Orkney. The centre, in Stromness, is home to a fine-art collection donated by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904–2005).In what year was the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness founded?2002192519791904Cornish fisherman Alfred Wallis only began painting in 1922, when he was in his 60s, after the death of his wife. Which famous artist, along with Christopher Wood, first "discovered" him while he was painting in St Ives?Ben NicholsonNaum GaboAlan DavieMargaret MellisWhat material is the sculpture Large and Small Form (1934), by Barbara Hepworth, made of?White alabasterCumberland alabasterPink Ancaster stoneWhite marbleScottish artist Ross Sinclair had a solo exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre in 1998 called A Dream of the Hamnavoe Free State. Where is Hamnavoe?LerwickHoyStromnessKirkwallFrom the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness (Blue) is by which Scottish artist?Alison WattWilhelmina Barns-GrahamBarbara RaeElizabeth BlackadderWhat did a friend of Orcadian artist Sylvia Wishart draw on her window, prompting her to create a whole series of work including that same emblem?A treeA houseA birdA catHow did artist Roger Ackling make the marks in the wood in his artworks?Oil paintBurned by directing sunlight through a magnifying glassPencilPyrography wireOf which famous Orcadian poet is this bust by artist Ian Scott?Iain Crichton SmithEdwin MuirGeorge Mackay BrownArthur Conan Doyle6 and above.Congratulations –�you're without peer. Or indeed pier. 0 and above.A valiant effort, but –�like the Orkneys –�not that hot. 3 and above.A creditable if not mind-blowing result. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Which miracle did St Patrick perform? The great British art quiz https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/great-british-art-quiz-potteries-museum-art-gallery-stoke https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/great-british-art-quiz-potteries-museum-art-gallery-stoke Wed, 27 May 2020 07:00:24 UTC at Painting | The Guardian The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery set today’s quiz, which enables you to explore the art collection of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – while answering some fiendish questions along the wayThis quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.Today, our questions are set by the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery has one of the largest and most diverse regional collections outside of London, holding almost one million objects across its six outstanding collections, comprising of fine and decorative art, ceramics, local history, natural sciences and archaeology. Its fine art collection, established in the 1920s, is distinguished by early- mid-20th-century art.You can see art from the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery on Art UK here, and find out more about the gallery on its website here.Th�r�se Lessore’s 1940 painting depicts a view from a famous Georgian Spa resort. Can you name the town?HarrogateTunbridge WellsBuxton BathMark Gertler’s Head of a Basque Shepherdess was probably painted during one of his lengthy stays on the continent, necessitated by his delicate health (he had tuberculosis). Later in his career, he also designed packaging for which well-known brand name?Pears soapCadbury’s chocolateHuntley & Palmers biscuitsHovis breadThis painting by John Emery depicts a scene inspired by which Shakespeare play based in Italy?The Merchant of VeniceThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaOthelloThe Taming of the ShrewIrish-born artist William Orpen’s atmospheric depiction of St Patrick draws on the old masters of Spanish painting such as Diego Vel�zquez and El Greco. What is the famous miracle attributed to the saint?Destroyed a cauldron of beer with his breathHis body did not decompose until 18 months after his deathBanished snakes from IrelandReunited the head and body of a man who had been beheadedIn William Mainwaring Palin’s painting of the Temple of Minerva, the goddess Minerva wears a tunic decorated with the symbol of a serpent, one of the sacred creatures associated with her. Can you name another that also takes the form of a famous object in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery’s collections?PeacockCowOwlLionThe invention of paint tubes in the 1840s increased the popularity of painting en plein air and enabled artists to capture dramatic landscapes in situ. This famous mountain peak in the Alps was painted by John Nash Peake in 1899. Which one is it?Mont BlancWeisshornMatterhornMonte RosaThis model of the sculpture Eternal Spring by Auguste Rodin was cast in bronze between 1898 and 1918. The original was to be part of a large-scale decorative scheme depicting hell, inspired by the work of which author?Piers Plowman – William LanglandHuis Clos – Jean-Paul SartreParadise Lost – John MiltonThe Divine Comedy – Dante AlighieriThe West Country has been a popular destination for artists since the 19th century, with several regional schools being established there. This view by Staffordshire artist John Currie was painted during his visit to Cornwall. Where is it? LamornaNewlynSt IvesPolperro6 and above.Hats off to you –�this result certainly isn't up the spout. 0 and above.This was more a crock smash than fine china. 3 and above.Not a bad result, if not quite worth getting your finest bone china out to toast. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How long did it take Ulysses to get home? The great British art quiz https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/26/how-long-did-it-take-ulysses-to-get-home-the-great-british-art-quiz https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/26/how-long-did-it-take-ulysses-to-get-home-the-great-british-art-quiz Tue, 26 May 2020 07:00:14 UTC at Painting | The Guardian Ferens Art Gallery in Hull set today’s edition of our quiz, which enables you to explore the collections of British galleries closed due to coronavirus – while answering some tricky questionsThis quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from over 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.Today, our questions are set by Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. The Ferens Art Gallery has one of the finest regional art collections in the country. Opened in 1927, the Ferens is one of eight sites that comprise Hull Museums, operated by Hull Culture and Leisure Limited since 2014. Collection strengths include European old masters from the 14th century onwards – especially Netherlandish 17th century, maritime painting and 20th century British art.In what year was this visitor favourite painting by Antonio Canaletto created?c.1714c.1724c.1754c.1794This fresh and airy beach scene was painted by British artist Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942). The title is Boulogne Sands, but what is the additional description included in its full title?Cockle PickersFrench CricketEn Plein AirChildren ShrimpingWhich of the Scottish Colourists painted this still life?FCB CadellJD FergussonLeslie HunterSJ PeploeJohn Ward (1789–1849) is the finest of Hull’s School of Maritime painters. Who is the hero associated with the infamous disaster that befell this ship in 1838?Grace DarlingGeorge CammellAndrew MarvellWilliam LeeWhich native of Hull gifted this self portrait by ex-Slade professor Frederick Brown (1851–1941) in 1949?Ettie Ferens (TR Ferens’ wife)Muriel Thetis WardeLord Duveen of MillbankSir Frank BrangwynWith which French artist did Gwen John (1876–1939) have a love affair?Auguste MaillardVirgine Demont-BretonHenri LaurensAuguste RodinHow long did this ancient warrior, Ulysses, take to get home?Six monthsOne yearFive yearsTen yearsOne of the most popular paintings in Feren’s collection is a huge canvas called The Lion at Home, 1881, by Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). By what feline nickname is the local football team Hull City known?The TigersThe LionsThe PussycatsThe Cheetahs6 and above.Hull's bells! You're an art expert.0 and above.You went to Hull and back ... but it didn't get you a very high score. 3 and above.Not a bad effort at all. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Painter of stirring genius': call for Joan Eardley centenary show https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/25/landscape-painter-of-stirring-genius-call-for-joan-eardley-centenary https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/25/landscape-painter-of-stirring-genius-call-for-joan-eardley-centenary Mon, 25 May 2020 15:36:27 UTC Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent at Painting | The Guardian Critics and family say recognition of one of Scotland’s most significant artists is long overdueShe is regarded as one of Scotland’s most significant and original artists, whose achievement of international recognition was unkindly stalled by her death from breast cancer at the age of 42.Now Joan Eardley’s family, friends and multitude admirers are calling for a major exhibition as her centenary year approaches, to bring her startling, engulfing work to a wider audience. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Working Remotely Isn’t Just About the Work https://wordpress.com/blog/2020/05/25/working-remotely-social-communication/ https://wordpress.com/blog/2020/05/25/working-remotely-social-communication/ Mon, 25 May 2020 15:00:00 UTC Mindy Postoff at The WordPress.com Blog Being remote doesn’t mean being disconnected. At Automattic, we find different ways to socialize and connect. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Add a Post Carousel and Embed a Podcast Player in Seconds with Our Two Latest Blocks https://wordpress.com/blog/2020/05/22/podcast-player-post-carousel-blocks/ https://wordpress.com/blog/2020/05/22/podcast-player-post-carousel-blocks/ Fri, 22 May 2020 15:00:00 UTC Jerry Jones at The WordPress.com Blog Are you a podcaster or a prolific blogger? You don't want to miss out on our most recent additions to the WordPress editor. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ A lost childhood home, magic mushrooms and arty face masks – the week in art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/22/a-lost-childhood-home-magic-mushrooms-and-arty-face-masks-the-week-in-art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/22/a-lost-childhood-home-magic-mushrooms-and-arty-face-masks-the-week-in-art Fri, 22 May 2020 13:00:25 UTC Jonathan Jones at Painting | The Guardian Arshile Gorky and Jack Whitten provide serious art for serious times, David Shrigley designs a face mask for charity, and early Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr has died – all in your weekly dispatchArshile Gorky and Jack WhittenWe live in serious times and so we need serious art. The Armenian-born American painter Arshile Gorky saw his mother die on a hunger march and summoned his lost childhood home in art that is brightly coloured yet spiky with sorrow. Alabama abstractionist Whitten was his lifelong admirer. • Hauser and Wirth Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ What is the Laughing Cavalier not wearing? The great British art quiz https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/22/what-is-the-laughing-cavalier-not-wearing-the-great-british-art-quiz https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/22/what-is-the-laughing-cavalier-not-wearing-the-great-british-art-quiz Fri, 22 May 2020 07:00:18 UTC at Painting | The Guardian London’s Wallace Collection set today’s quiz, which enables you to explore the art of museums and galleries in the UK closed due to the pandemic – while answering some fiendish questionsThis quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home of the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues, by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK sets the questions.Today, they are set by the Wallace Collection, an internationally outstanding collection containing masterpieces of painting, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain. Built during the 18th and 19th centuries by successive marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the collection was given to the British nation in 1897, so that it could be kept together and enjoyed. It was an astonishing bequest and one of the greatest gifts of art works ever transferred into public ownership.Which fictional character bought a reproduction of Thomas Lawrence’s (1769-1830) portrait of George IV?Jane EyreDorian GrayBecky SharpPhilip Pirrip (Pip)The French painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), who is represented at the Wallace Collection with no less than 21 paintings, commanded the highest prices of any painter of his day. Which fictional character sees a painting by Greuze at the house of his or her rival?Sherlock HolmesBridget JonesBertie WoosterElisabeth BennettWhich of the following items do NOT appear on the doublet worn by the sitter in The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals (c 1581-1666)?ArrowsLovers’ knotsButterfliesFlaming cornucopiaeAdriaen Brouwer (c 1605-38) was something of a ‘painter’s painter’. Which of the following artists collected no less than 17 of his paintings?Jan SteenAndy WarholPeter Paul RubensAnthony van DyckThis oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was designed for a tapestry and shows a famous defeat in battle. But whose defeat is it?Defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of ActiumDefeat of Maxentius at the Milvian BridgeDefeat of the French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain by Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of TrafalgarDefeat of the Night King at the Battle of WinterfellJan van der Heyden (1637-1712) was a painter and civil engineer. Which of the following was he not associated with?Improvements to street lightingDesigning fire-fighting equipmentPainting views of LondonEmbankment works on the River SeineWhich of the works listed below was NOT influenced by Jean-Honor� Fragonard’s The Swing?William Carlos Williams’s Portrait of a LadyDisney’s FrozenSusan Stroman and John Weidman’s Contact: The MusicalDavid’s Oath of the HoratiiThe Wallace Collection has no fewer than four portraits of Mrs Robinson, a famous actress of the Georgian period. What was her nickname?Lady MacbethDesdemonaPerditaMother of Dragons6 and above.Congratulations –�you certainly know your old masters. 0 and above.Unlike the cavalier, you won't be laughing at this score. 3 and above.It's no masterpiece, but not a bad result either. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/