#AtoZChallenge Letter Q

Ok so I’m being ironic today.  Q gave me problems.  I couldn’t think of an artist, poet or author who was appropriate for this letter and then I found this anarchic book.  Written by Mary Elting and Michael Folsom and beautifully illustrated by Jack Kent, I knew that it was just the book to buyContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter Q”

#AtoZChallenge Letter P

  is for Pablo Picasso No-one can deny the impact and influence of the art created by Pablo Picasso.  In the early 20th century, after three years of travels around Spain and France, Picasso entered his Blue period. After meeting Fernande Oliver, who became his mistress, his paintings were influenced by his happy relationship withContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter P”

#AtoZChallenge Letter O

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.       is for Ophelia    Shakespeare’s tragic heroine was a favourite subject for the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.   J W Waterhouse painted her sitting on a log shortly before she drowned.  Below is an earlier painting of Ophelia fromContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter O”