Tag Archives: Art

Mud larking

Tidal walks over the last 2 weekends have got me thinking about tidal muds, experiencing that once cooling, encapsulating and encasing feeling of bare feet on warm, still wet mud exposed at low tide. Then a friend asked are tidal … Continue reading

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Archaeology, Landscape and Art at Boltby Scar

More art and archaeology from the printmaker Paul Musgrove. The series of etchings and Japanese woodblock prints take inspiration from recent archaeological work at Boltby Scar on the edge of the North York Moors.   The exhibition is on until 15th July … Continue reading

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Metaphors of the country house and heritage

Lingering over the last 2 chapters of Alexandra Harris in Romantic Moderns exploring metaphors of the country house in art and literature. I think what is interesting is how many of the themes resonant with the heritage issues, where the … Continue reading

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Turfscript – walking, archaeology and ancient history

Reading the landscape, back to the inspiring Romantic Moderns again for some more thoughts about landscape, archaeology and art. H. J. Massingham in The Genius of England, describes the prehistoric  landscape as “the turfscript of these abandoned downs” (cited Harris, … Continue reading

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landscape, archaeology and art

Last night the opening of Art from Archaeology in the Vale of Pickering,  Etched lines in a linear landscape. A collaboration between The Landscape Research Centre and artist Paul Musgrove. Paul’s work is beautiful, and a thought provoking way of increasing … Continue reading

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