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Johannes Vermeer Paintings

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  13 April 2020  Johannes Vermeer Paintings (1632-1675) Personal Background In my last article International Peasant Foods, I spoke of a trip from Canada down through Mexico and South America, which included two-and-a half weeks in New York. From this article and the one on Winnipeg food you may have gathered that I was a conventional …

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Linocut 101 for Artists

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­­    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2019 Linocut 101 for Artists — A Practical Introductory Guide Preamble My art practice was languishing, partly I think because the three quasi-religious works in the Moral Ambiguities exhibition in 2011 (which I had been working on for some time) and even the generic protest posters were an end point of …

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Moral Ambiguities 2011: A Major Solo Exhibition

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 June 2017 Moral Ambiguities, A Major Solo Exhibition Moral Ambiguities Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra, 27 October — 13 November, 2011 Introduction Moral Ambiguities in 2011 was a major exhibition because it was a compilation of artworks that had been tentatively shown elsewhere in smaller size. It was the …

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Bosch 500th Centenary Exhibition, The Prado 2016

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2016  The two 500th year Bosch Exhibitions in the Netherlands and Spain Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands from 13 February to 8 May 2016. Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition, Museo del Prado, Madrid from 31 May to 11 September 2016. Introduction, controversy and a little spite We’ve got to take …

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Tag II 2007: Solo Exhibition

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Featured Image: Detail from Hidden worlds #3, Harmony & Discord, October 2003, Digital Lambda Print, 23×23 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 August 2016 Tag II February 2007: A Solo Exhibition at X Gallery, Bungendore   Tag II Tony Stewart X Gallery, 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW, 22 February to 22 April, 2007 Introduction On suggestions by friends and mentors, I decided to …

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Art Catalogue 2016

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 July 2016 Art Catalogue, Breadtag Sagas 2016 The articles relate to my own art somewhat selfishly, but I have been getting excellent feedback, and to outside art and artists that interest me. Main Catalogue My Art Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition   Tag 2005 7 May , 2016   Following the success of …

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Breadtag Sagas Catalogue 2016

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  29 June 2016 Breadtag Sagas Main Catalogue 2016 This catalogue represent roughly a year of Breadtag Sagas: Tales of travel, food, books, art and science… It is intended as an annotated browsing guide. Finding stuff on the website The alternative, navigating the website isn’t difficult but perhaps gaining an overall perspective is. One can …

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Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: The Old Red Tag Series #1 & #3, 119 x 84 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 May 2016  Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition Tag Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra 1-19 September 2005 Tag n. a label providing identification or giving other information Meta Tag n. a hidden label intended to lure a search engine Introduction Following …

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The Colour of India

In Travel, Art, India by tony6 Comments

Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, Australia) …

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Artists Exchange Portfolios 2003 & 2005

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Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2016 Artists Exchange Portfolios ’23’ 2003 and ’33’ 2005 One exciting consequence of the Australian Art Collector 2003 article was an invitation by Rona Green to participate in an Artists Exchange Portfolio. An odd coincidence, Charles Darwin University who were gifted the 33 Portfolio (below) in 2007, contacted me as I was writing this and …

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Art Collector 2003

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 February 2016 Undiscovered Artists, rising stars Australian Art Collector Issue 24, April to June 2003 Introduction Launched in 1997 Art Collector (previously Australian Art Collector) has positioned itself as the must read for art collectors in Australia, a far more commercial aspiration than, for example ARTAND Australia. Art Collector is best known for its …

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What is History 3: The Medieval Mind

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Featured image: The Medieval Mind, Bode Museum, Berlin 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 1 February 2016    What is History? Can we comprehend the medieval mind?    Introduction    As in What is History 1 and What is History 2 about sleep patterns, we are looking at the difficulty in understanding history in a conventional sense. Later articles cover 4 Love,  5 EH …

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Transit 2002: My First Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: Transit Invitation, September 2002    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 8 January 2015 Introduction Transit came about because in applying for Use By, I also ended up with a spot in Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s facility in Manuka later in the year. This put me under pressure but also forced me to expand on the ideas generated by Use …

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Use By 2002: My First Art Exhibition

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Featured image: Use By Invitation, 2002    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 October 2015 Accidental artist We came back to Canberra from Brisbane in April 2000. My job in Brisbane had come to an end and I was in no hurry to work. I began looking for an icon that represented the late twentieth century and part of my lifetime. …

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Hieronymus Bosch painter, 1450-1516

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    The featured image is The Garden of Earthly Delights 1500-05 Triptych: Central panel 220×195 cm; wings each 220×97 cm, Madrid    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  7 July 2015     Introduction and biography    My interest in Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) is primarily as an artist. I have used his grotesque human beings, nightmare visions, strange beasts and creatures of evil …