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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September


Hazem18Hazem18 Posts: 26 ✭✭
Are you interested in drawing ?


  • ArifaArifa Posts: 30 ✭✭
    I like experimental drawing.
  • OlegOleg Posts: 4,278 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like adobe illustrator
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,803 ✭✭✭✭
    My friend tells me that this painting wasn't the result of an upset paint pot after all, but was made from the paint put on girls' clothes who then writhed around on the canvass! Such is art!!

  • paresh3301paresh3301 Posts: 25 ✭✭
    Yes I am, I like figure drawing, still life drawing, drawing from life :) I love drawing people, though my forms and proportions are not accurate yet.
  • LouLou Posts: 10 ✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > Terrible news! This little art gallery in the south of France has just discovered that over half its exhibits are fakes!
    > https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/30/french-museum-discovers-half-collection-fakes?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=273206&subid=11006640&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2
    > (Image)

    Wooow, really?? I'm gonna do some research about it!

    @paresh3301 I enjoy drawing too and like you, my proportions aren't great! I still need a model to draw. I practice to be able to draw by myself one day with my own creativity :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,803 ✭✭✭✭
    I found a little wooden manikin to practice drawing @Lou. It helped a lot.
  • LouLou Posts: 10 ✭✭
    @mheredge Ohhh yes that's a good idea!! I'll try this!
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,803 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm looking forward to visiting a museum in a town a couple of hours away on Saturday to sketch. If the weather is nice, it will be good to draw outside. But if the weather is a bit chilly, I'd much prefer sitting inside. I don't like to suffer for my art!
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 2,806 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 13
    This picture title gives us an example how a language evolves with time:
    William Frith "Pope Makes Love To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu" 1852 ( Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir Frank Mappin, 1974)

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    Early in his career, Frith specialised in painting episodes from the lives of famous historical personalities. Here he depicts the disastrous moment that spelled future enmity between the poet Alexander Pope and his potential patron Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Frith explained the situation for viewers of the 1852 Royal Academy exhibition. 'Her own statement, as to the origin of the quarrel, was this: That at some ill-chosen time, when she least expected what romancers call a declaration, he made such passionate love to her, that in spite of her utmost endeavours to be angry and look grave, provoked an immediate fit of laughter: from which moment he became her implacable enemy'. The salon displays several references to Lady Mary's social position and personal background - the coronet on the wall above the sconce, the literary texts, the tulip - while the writing materials indicate her position as the wife of the first Ambassador to Turkey (from where she introduced into England inoculation against smallpox) and her fame as a correspondent and writer. Although the sculpted lovers in the background gently mock Pope's declaration, Frith has in fact treated both figures kindly; Pope's hunched back is hidden from sight because he is seated, and Lady Mary's face is shown without disfiguring smallpox scars. (from The Guide, 2001)

  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,803 ✭✭✭✭
    The painting tells a story @Practical_Severard. I love it!

    And Bansky's Show me the Monet is pure genius @Teach.
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