Author Archives: neiljstevenson
My last post (some time ago) talked about the Scottish artist James Lawton Wingate and his paintings of the Isle of Arran. I mentioned in that post Wingate’s illustrations for a book called “Arran of the Bens, the Glens and … Continue reading
I have a particular fondness for paintings of the Isle of Arran, partly because I spent my formative years looking at the Arran hills, especially the largest peak “Goat Fell”, from where I lived, across the Firth of Clyde, on … Continue reading
My previous post explained my challenge to read the 16 “Books That Shaped Art History” in 2016. You should consult that book for serious or academic criticism since what follows are simply personal responses to reading these books. I grew up … Continue reading
The other day I started reading “The Books that Shaped Art History” edited by Richard Shone and John-Paul Stonard. It’s a collection of essays on sixteen books which, as the title suggests, were influential in developing new ways of looking at, … Continue reading
I should probably try and sell this before Easter next year..?
My earlier posts on John Michael Wright’s portraits of the “fire judges” judges are here: https://neiljstevenson.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/john-michael-wright-and-john-evelyn-part-3/ and here: https://neiljstevenson.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/john-michael-wright-the-fire-judges-an-update/ In this mini post I’m simply sharing a photo of the portrait of Sir William Ellys (currently in the Royal Courts … Continue reading