The Rose Fields (Short Poem)

Strolling the rose fields,
soft fragrance crystallised in memory
of a speckled sea of rich colours, pausing —
touching in balmy stillness.

Poem and painting Copyright Francis 2021

Vincent Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear — December 23 1888

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On December 23 1888, artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear following a row with fellow artist, Frenchman Paul Gaugin. There are, however, some alternative hypotheses.

The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.

Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.

*An astrological analysis of Vincent Van Gogh.

Copyright Francis 2020

Original Painting For Sale — Blakeney, North Norfolk, England

Click here to find painting on ebay.

I used to sell paintings quite regularly on ebay. I have a few left outstanding from last year. This one, like many, represents one of my favourite subjects, the beautiful North Norfolk resort of Blakeney in East Anglia.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Quiet Landscapes: watercolours of Eric Ravilious 1 — The Eclectic Light Company (Reblog)

Influenced by the Shoreham landscapes of Samuel Palmer, and his teacher John Nash, here are the eerily empty landscapes of Essex, Sussex Downs, and elsewhere.

Quiet Landscapes: watercolours of Eric Ravilious 1 — The Eclectic Light Company

*Paul Nash paintings here.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Self Portrait Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born, October 25, 1881 in the city of Málaga, Andalusia, in southern Spain ❦ Not much introduction needed for Picasso! He is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and known for co-founding the Cubist movement, […]

Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki

*Picasso — short astrological analysis.