Penwithlit is George Care
George is a retired Physics teacher who lives in West Cornwall and is currently learning German. He is involved with several community projects, including Cornish history and besides book reviewing is striving to improve his language skills in Latin and French.
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intriguing website- certain clues led me not to be surprised at the identity of the compiler!
You may think so……. but I cannot possibly comment! Have a nice day!
will share any useful snippets found around which might interest you
Hi there thanks for the follow of my new blog 🙂 its much appreciated!!!!
Discovered the blog via GC & Linked-In.
Loved the German & Russian poetry & the Russian art – also the comparisons between Rilke, Yeats
& Keats on the autumn themes. I would like to download the lot!!!
Excellent post on Orpen’s Leading the Life in the West. I’d be fantastically grateful if you could tell me anything about the location of his self-portrait you include at the end of your post, the rather modernist, stylized b/w one. I’ve never come across it before…
Thanks for your kind comment. I am working on the answer to your request – will be able to go to the library tomorrow but could not trace my original source, sadly.
Thanks, if you ever do happen to recall/come across it, I’d always be interested in hearing about it. I have trawled through many Orpen self-portraits and never come across that one thus far.
Francesca, after further thoughts about this I am now pretty sure that this is a photoshop version of the 1913 Self-portrait called “Sowing New Seed” which was done in 1913 and is at The Saint Louis Museum.T his is at http://www.slam.org/emuseum/code/emuseum.asp?style=Browse¤trecord=1&quicksearch=William%20Orpen
Two very good books on Orpen are “William Orpen, Politics, Sex and Death” published by Philip Wilson ISBN 0 85667 596 2 and a critical edition of his war memories “William Orpen-An Onlooker in France” published by Paul Holberton ISBN 978 1 903470 67 1
Dear George Care .. thank you for posting my small post on “Expressive El Greco”.. I like very much your blog.. congratulations. I live in Munich for the last 2 years as I spent many years in New York and work in the art world.. … all best and I will follow your wonderful blog… Venetia Kapernekas http://www.venetiakapernekasblog.com
Hi George. Seen this? Interesting.
Vielen dank, George! Ich liebe Dich – Danke fur Ihr Verstandnis. A wonderful review of my intentions in Bronte Territories & its maternal legacy to the Brontes.- Melissa
Hello George, greetings from Dortmund to you in the wonderful Cornwall. I hope to visit it in the near future. Best wishes, Lyrix 😃