All entries for June 2004

June 09, 2004

Bouguereau

Does anyone like his work?

Me and my house mate are opposed on this and have been deabting it for a while.

I really dislike his stuff – I just think it's idealized, sentimental and really gets on my nerves becuase it's so smooth and just classic postcard/poster type stuff.

any opinions?


June 08, 2004

Im afriad my blogging may be somewhat on and off

Im afriad my blogging may be somewhat on and off – am trying to find the will power and the energy to revise – but it's damned hard when it's so nice outside.

spent Sunday and Monday revising by the lake though – which was good

my next exam is on Thursday – so i am trying to revise for that as well as the last one on Monday which I am quite worried about – in addition to this i feel like im trying to organise a million and one other things – trying to cram in days of work for my current part time job as well as trying to sort some work out for over the summer

then there's all the stuff like orgnaising getting my stuff home and closing down the ntl account – which I fear is going to be awkward

ah well all will be much better on Monday when my exams are over and i've drunk the best part of a bottle of Pampero Rum


June 05, 2004

Degas – The Rape 1868–9

Writing about web page http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/D/Degas_edgar/large/The_Rape_CGF.jpg

I think that when most people think of Degas they just think of Ballerinas, Dancers and Cafe-Concerts. However despite coming from a well off conservative background he still painted many interesting images of Paris's 'darker' side, for example the images of prostitutes, the ironers and washer women, the absinthe drinker and the one linked above.
He's someone I would like to know more about.

June 04, 2004

Gustave Caillebotte – The Floor Scrapers – 1875

Writing about web page http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/caillebotte/raboteurs/scrapers.jpg

i think this is a brilliant painting – you can feel the varnish coming off the wood
his work is very very interesting, well worth looking at
not exactly in line with what the French Academys were looking for

June 03, 2004

Medical Trials

search for a summer job is getting desparate – anyone ever done this or have any knowledge of it, i know it's a bit dodgy sounding but times are hard!!!

Botswana/Malawi

The people who were talking about Botswana on an earlier thread – don't suppose you've been to Malawi have you?

Just wondering cos i used to live there (Malawi that is) and would be interested in hearing what you've got to say if you've been there recently.


June 02, 2004

First Exam

Just had my first exam yesterday, seems like i am or rather was the only person who hadn't taken one. Anyway it was Italian and it didn't go too badly, was quite frustrating though because there were some words that i just did not know or could not remember (eg pinacoteca) and as it was a no-dictionary one there wasn't a lot i could do about it.
Ah well 2 weeks to go.

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