After graveyards and guns I’ll lighten the mood with some cheerier items from the Ashmolean, “the oldest public museum in Britain, and the first purpose-built public museum in the world”, which grew out Tradescant’s Ark, a C17th ‘cabinet of curiosity’. First there’s a mesmeric Minoan octopus painted on a vase three and a half thousand years ago; keep looking at the eyes and the tentacles start to move… Then a collection of Cycladic figures spanning centuries, a couple of bronze Tibetan lamas, and finally a collection of faces and figures from the Great British Drawings exhibition.
(The Urban Sketchers Bristol/South West group will be visiting Bath for a sketch-crawl next Saturday 17th October. We’re meeting at noon outside the Abbey, with a chance to sketch on the roof and in the tower! Hope to see/meet you then…)
All the usual media but lots of ink-brush, mostly A5 – various times
Hello Ed, you have a post up on ‘strata of the self’:
Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Thanks Ashley, glad to be invited! Ed
Talking of Bristol, Museums and Death, there will be an exhibition in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from October 24th-13th March 2016, namely
Death: the Human Experience.
Sounds like it could be right up your metaphorical street.
Ooh, just in time for halloween… Maybe meet up for a viewing over half-term? Ed
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