Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Poetry of Drawing

This post is going to be a bit different....and maybe one of a few, in time...
you will have to click to see the pictures.. it'll be like rounding the corner in an peaceful art gallery and discovering a new wonder....

I have very eclectic tastes in art, music, reading, tv.....but I have a passion for the Pre-Raphaelites, and am very fortunate that it can be fuelled at regular intervals as Birmingham has the largest public collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world.  
Its great to pop into Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery when I am in town to see lots of the real thing...and they have a fantastic on-line resource  to dip into anytime!

Last week we went to see The Poetry of Drawing..  a magnificent exhibition of drawings, sketchbooks, some paintings, cartoons and textiles from many of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, associates and those influenced by them.

It is so difficult to single out particular images but with all the spring flowers and nests in blogland I was immediately drawn to and moved by this intricate and delicate beauty,  almost photographic......
and this feather  you could almost feel tickling you!

A William Morris daisy tile design looked so freely drawn by a perfect hand and eye.
We gazed for ages at a sketchbook by William de Morgan with some fabulous doodles and designs.

This is just a fraction of the delicate beauty of the drawings and poetic subject matter...
however there were some humourous moments..

Hope you are able to explore and click around the sites to find your own hidden gems

Until my next vsit..I'll be...

2 comments:

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Great idea, Ali! I've enjoyed following your links...love the humorous moments!! LIz x

Becky J said...

The feather is so delicate - such intricate drawing. Similarly, I love William Morris' tile design, beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Becky x