Books

T is for… A Tale of Two Cities

Today we’re focusing on…TALE OF TWO CITIES, one of my all time favorite musicals/plays/movies/books 😀 A… Storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houel (1789) R… Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens T… My favorite Sydneys in no particular order! Ronald Colman (film)   Charles Dance (Audio) James Barbour (theater) (also be sure to check […]

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O is for… Oliver

Today we’re focusing on… Oliver Oliver is of course one of Charles Dickens’ most cherished and loved characters in Oliver Twist and the title of the beloved Lionel Barry musical. When buying a copy of the book, be sure to get an illustrated copy, preferably by George Cruikshank such as the Barnes & Nobles Classics series copy. […]

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F: Forsyth

A: William J. Forsyth (U.S.A.) William Forsyth was an American Impressionist known to belong to the Hoosier Group of Indiana artists. His daughter and fellow painter, Constance Forsyth, summed up his career: “Perhaps his most outstanding characteristic was his independence. He painted what he wanted to paint and in the way he wanted to paint […]

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D: Dionisius to Davy Crockett

A: Dionisius (Russian) Crucifixion of Jesus, 1500. I could easily go for the obvious “D” artists but lets try to broaden our horizons and hopefully each of us can take away something from learning about  Dionisius, an acknowledged head of the Moscow school of icon painters (1440-1502). One of my all-time favourite paintings of the […]

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A to Z Challenge: C in the Arts

For my 2017 A to Z Challenge, I was not sure quite what I wanted to blog about. Numerous ideas were coming to mind but each seemed to require even more energy and strength. So I’ve decided to focus on an acronym for ART: A – Artists (musicians, painters, photographers, writers, etc.) R – Reading (books, […]

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