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Ellsworth Kelly 1933-2015
2015-12-29 12:07
The death of Ellsworth Kelly on 27 December 2015 was perhaps not a surprise - he had been ill for some time with pulmonary disease - but it still comes as a real sadness. Born in Newbur… Read More
Social Media: Twitter And Facebook
2015-01-26 11:01
This is just to alert my readers to the fact that I have taken the plunge into the world of social media, and set up Twitter and Facebook accounts for Idbury Prints. The Twitter feed will ju… Read More
Winter: An Etching By Louis Graf Sparre
2015-01-23 09:34
The aristocratic Swedish artist Count Pehr Louis Sparre, commonly referred to in German as Louis Graf Sparre (Graf meaning Count), was born in Gravellona Lomellina, Italy, in 1863. He was ma… Read More
War And The Pity Of War: Kathe Kollwitz
2015-01-16 15:41
I've posted before about the German Expressionist artist Käthe Kollwitz, so I'll not rehearse all my previous thoughts again: you can read them here. But having acquired a new etching b… Read More
Rilke And Slevogt: The Panther
2014-07-25 15:57
As soon as I saw this etching by Max Slevogt of a black panther, I thought of Rainer Maria Rilke's 1902 or 1903 poem Der Panther, written as a response to Rilke's friend Rodin's urging to wo… Read More

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