Monthly Archives: October 2015

Like Nectar Pure, Perpetual Waters thro’ the Grotto Glide

There are an awful lot of grottos in Florence, which reminds me of a song I can’t put a name to. However……a grotto is a small picturesque cave, especially an artificial one in a park or garden. Like this one designed  by … Continue reading

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Enigma Variations

It’s strange how when you are wandering round a new place you notice things that perhaps wouldn’t grab your attention at home. In Florence, I kept noticing marks on the road and little heaps of rubble that I could not … Continue reading

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The Nautilus Cup

This drawing is an illustration from my third positioning paper. I had been exploring notions of greed or pleionexia in Dutch pronkstilleven painting from the Seventeenth century. I have already mentioned that there is a disturbing under current which runs below the surface of … Continue reading

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A Cloud for a Robe, Rainbows for Tassels.

Someone sits in a mountain vale A robe of clouds, rainbows for tassels The fragrant forest is the place to live The road has been long and difficult With a heart full of doubt and regret A life has passed … Continue reading

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Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads

Ok, this is a post of sheer self indulgence. I’ve been looking at trinkets, gewgaws, baubles and what have you’s at the S’ant Ambrogio flea market. And I find them quite delicious. Up to now I have at least tried to … Continue reading

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Lion Kings

I went to the Pitti Palace on Sunday (free on the first of each month – take note people) and although I think the front face of the building is ugly, think Armley jail on a bad day, I was … Continue reading

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White Founts Falling in the Courts of the Sun

There are a lot of drinking water fountains in Florence. And some of them have been there for a long time. This one, near the San Lorenzo market, has lost its nose, presumably by the long term erosion of water … Continue reading

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