I Saw Three Ships (2)

I Saw Tree Ships, my December painting of the month, attracted a discussion with my friend, Ted Carroll. The question was whether the “Three Ships” were those that legend has it brought Jesus to Glastonbury, across the Somerset Levels. Well…there’s a challenge. The problem is discerning legend and truth and what is the evidence. There…

December Painting of the Month – I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships was my Christmas painting of the month, two years ago, with the exquisite watercolour by Walter Crane. This was all prior to the coronavirus pandemic which has dominated our lives since. It has always been one of my favourite carols with its poetic words of rejoicing and enticing melody. The tune…

December Painting of the Month – I Saw Three Ships

I Saw Three Ships was my Christmas painting of the month, two years ago, with the exquisite watercolour by Walter Crane. This was all prior to the coronavirus pandemic which has dominated our lives since. It has always been one of my favourite carols with its poetic words of rejoicing and enticing melody. The tune…

René Magritte and comparing Surreal Concepts in Modern and Medieval Art  

Magritte’s surrealistic ideas of the mid twentieth century epitomise’s that period’s growing interrelationship between language and visual representation. It is my favourite and easiest example to see how philosophy’s obsession with language and truth filters into the visual arts. “This is not a pipe”, Magritte says but it clearly is… and then again it is…