Monthly Archives: August 2016

Saints’ day. Augustine, the philosopher

Cherished friends, I’m not a believer of any religion, but a mere admirer of the Art that with its pretext has been done along the history. The stories of saints are almost like tales full of fantasy and often colorful too.

Thanks again for your loyalty to the Univers of the Sketches.

By anonymous artist of 14 century - A depiction of the african philosopher Saint Augustine, son of Saint Mónica, when he is writing with his left hand

By anonymous artist of 14 century – A depiction of the african philosopher Saint Augustine, son of Saint Mónica, when he is writing with his left hand

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Costume, fashion and drapery

By Donovan, B. - Six designs of bags

By Donovan, B. – Six designs of bags

By Fancelli, Pietro - Tunic for men with brooch on the shoulder and knot on the waist

By Fancelli, Pietro – Tunic for men with brooch on the shoulder and knot on the waist

By Toulouse-Lautrec - A woman wearing a corset and a man in a dressing room

By Toulouse-Lautrec – A woman wearing a corset and a man in a dressing room

By Dürer - Study of garments

By Dürer – Study of garments

By Stonehouse, B. - The model of red stockings

By Stonehouse, B. – The model of red stockings

By Degas, Edgar - Studies of costumes for women

By Degas, Edgar – Studies of costumes for women

By Wegener, Gerda - A girl dressed into a Fuchsia Plant

By Wegener, Gerda – A girl dressed into a Fuchsia Plant

By Wael, Cornelis de - Man dressed with a half coat of his time

By Wael, Cornelis de – Man dressed with a half coat of his time

By Fragonard, Jean-Honoré - A girl wearing a rococo style satin dress

By Fragonard, Jean-Honoré – A girl wearing a rococo style satin dress

By Coulon, M. A. - The model of the plaid shirt

By Coulon, M. A. – The model of the plaid shirt

By Singer Sargent - Sketch to design a short coat for women

By Singer Sargent – Sketch to design a short coat for women

By Roëhrs, G. - Woman with dress design vegetables

By Roëhrs, G. – Woman with dress design vegetables

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Leisure

Lithography pencilHi folks, the pencil I’m holding in this picture it’s the kind used to draw on a stone. At university in Fine Arts, I chose the speciality in Engraving and Print Techniques for the fourth and fifth courses. One day the teacher showed us in a corner of the atelier, a bunch of stones ready to practise Lithography. All these had different format, and my choosing was for a squared one. Below you can see my little contribution to this post, ‘The players’.

Thank so much for your visit!

By Cézanne - Bathing in the lake

By Cézanne – Bathing in the lake

By Munch - Woman resting on the bed, the morning after

By Munch – Woman resting on the bed, the morning after

By Benois, Aleksandr Nikoláyevich - The Neva river in Saint Petersburg

By Benois, Aleksandr Nikoláyevich – The Neva river in Saint Petersburg

By Bellows, George Wesley - Struggle in the ring

By Bellows, George Wesley – Struggle in the ring

By Avercamp, Hendrick - An outdoor scene with some skaters

By Avercamp, Hendrick – An outdoor scene with some skaters

By Hopper, E. - Study of a bored salesclerk

By Hopper, E. – Study of a bored salesclerk

By Grosz, George - In the wine bar

By Grosz, George – In the wine bar

By Rembrandt - Three men in a inner while a golf player is coming in

By Rembrandt – Three men in a inner while a golf player is coming in

By Vernier, Emile L. - Two breton girls seated on the grass

By Vernier, Emile L. – Two breton girls seated on the grass

By Bonnard, Pierre - A woman in the bathtub beside a dog seated on a carpet

By Bonnard, Pierre – A woman in the bathtub beside a dog seated on a carpet

By Laborde, Chas - The cinema usher

By Laborde, Chas – The cinema usher

By myself - The players

By myself – The players

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‘To Music’ The same meaning of Franz Schubert’s ‘An die Musik’

Dear followers and friends, maybe the most important discovering of the humanity for our mood’s wellness would be the music. In my life, I’m embraced to a rounded  ‘float’ now. But this was not made with plastic, because is an infinite music sheet, so powerful against my daily pains and troubles.  
I am a lover of all kinds of music. Within each style I have my personal preferences, but love all the musical genres, from north to south, from east to west and, from the oldest until music made today.

The prestigious german record label ECM was born with the famous motto “the most beautiful sound after silence”. Silence is not only a bliss to our ears, but also an indispensable measure of time in music. Here all the musicians that appear in this post are in ‘pause’, a true chance to us for  concentrate our senses in our beholding.

Thanks a lot as ever and let’s enjoy, remember to click pause when you finish. Music is nourishing a lot of hearts.

By Picasso - Concert given at dawn. 'Aubade'

By Picasso – Concert given at dawn. ‘Aubade’

By Matisse - A teacher holding some scores, while the student is with her guitar

By Matisse – A teacher holding some scores, while the student is with her guitar

By Leloir, Alexandre L. - Moroccan woman playing an instrument of four strings

By Leloir, Alexandre L. – Moroccan woman playing an instrument of four strings

By Kandinsky - Private concert

By Kandinsky – Private concert

By Chagall, Marc - A musician in the night

By Chagall, Marc – A musician in the night

By anonymous author of 14 th century. Detail of a parchment depicting the twisted dance of princess Salome

By anonymous author of 14 th century. Detail of a parchment depicting the twisted dance of princess Salome

By Barbari, Jacopo de - A satyr plays for his family

By Barbari, Jacopo de – A satyr plays for his family

By Daumier - The drummer

By Daumier – The drummer

By Dürer - The bagpiper

By Dürer – The bagpiper

By Warhol, Andy - Sketch of a Gibson guitar for a cover of a record by Kenny Burrell

By Warhol, Andy – Sketch of a Gibson guitar for a cover of a record by Kenny Burrell

By Dufy, Raoul - The intermission of an orchestra

By Dufy, Raoul – The intermission of an orchestra

By myself - A saxophonist in a jam session

By myself – A saxophonist in a jam session

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Saints’ day. Clair, Claire, Clare and also Clara

By anonymous german author of15th century - Saint Clare holding a sacred vessel in a flowery meadow at the sunset

By anonymous german author of  15th century – Saint Clare holding a sacred vessel in a flowery meadow at the sunset

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Plants, trees, botanical and still life

By Dufy, Raoul - Still-life with pears and lemons

By Dufy, Raoul – Still-life with pears and lemons

By Matisse - Study of the leafs of 'Cercis siliquastrum' tree also called the 'Love's Tree' and 'Judas' Tree'

By Matisse – Study of the leafs of ‘Cercis siliquastrum’ tree also called the ‘Love’s Tree’ and ‘Judas’ Tree’

By Bairei, Kono - Study of grass

By Bairei, Kono – Study of grass

By Coetzer, K. - Plant nursery

By Coetzer, K. – Plant nursery

By Ophey, Walter - Walkers under a grove

By Ophey, Walter – Walkers under a grove

By Cézanne - Unknown title

By Cézanne – Unknown title

By Nolde, Emil - Poppies

By Nolde, Emil – Poppies

By Cross, Henri E. - The blue pine

By Cross, Henri E. – The blue pine

By Sillett, James - White grapes

By Sillett, James – White grapes

By Braque, Georges - Sketch about a creeper

By Braque, Georges – Sketch about a creeper

By Greenaway, Kate - A flower pot

By Greenaway, Kate – A flower pot

By O'keeffe, Georgia - Red bouquet

By O’keeffe, Georgia – Red bouquet

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Kindred

By Vouet, Simon - The artist's daughter holding a white bird

By Vouet, Simon – The artist’s daughter holding a white bird

By Dürer - His younger brother Hans

By Dürer – His younger brother Hans

By Pissarro - Portrait of his daughter Jeanne-Rachel also called 'Minette'

By Pissarro – Portrait of his daughter Jeanne-Rachel also called ‘Minette’

By Munch - A portrait of his daughter Laura

By Munch – A portrait of his daughter Laura

By Klee - Brothers and sisters

By Klee – Brothers and sisters

By Kustodiev, Boris M. - Portrait of Yulia the artist's wife

By Kustodiev, Boris M. – Portrait of Yulia the artist’s wife

By Rubens - A portrait of Clara Serena daughter of the painter

By Rubens – A portrait of Clara Serena daughter of the painter

By Helleu, Paul C. - The artist's wife with her daughter Paulette

By Helleu, Paul C. – The artist’s wife with her daughter Paulette

By Cézanne - Marie-Hortense Fiquet, his wife

By Cézanne – Marie-Hortense Fiquet, his wife

By Rembrandt - A portrait of his father (Harman Gerrits)

By Rembrandt – A portrait of his father (Harman Gerrits)

By Monet - Michel  the son of Claude and Camille Monet

By Monet – Michel the son of Claude and Camille Monet

By Gramatté, Walter - A portrait of Sonia his second wife while she is writing

By Gramatté, Walter – A portrait of Sonia his second wife while she is writing

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