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~ Picasso

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Art of Cornwall

Did you see St. Ives, Cornwall on the telly again tonight?

BBC4 showed a film looking at the art colony of St Ives, which became as important as Paris or London in the history of modernism, during a creative period between the 1920s and 1960s

a fascinating and beautiful watch ... highly recommended!

In case you missed the film
it is available to watch again on BBC4 iplayer

The Art of Cornwall

Enjoy!

17 comments:

Shoshi said...

I saw this several months ago, Carolyn - I tried to contact you at the time but couldn't find an email address for you. It was an excellent programme! It's lovely that that "golden age" for St. Ives still has an important legacy, and St. Ives is far from being off the map in the art world. Anyway, one of my favourite artists happens to live there --- YOU!!!

Lynn said...

Your banner is such a lovely look of ocean water coming up on a beach!

cri-cri said...

Cornwall is still on my list to visit ...

stitchinglife2 said...

I saw it and instantly thought of you! I was trying to recognise bits I've seen you photograph :-)

fibrefrolics said...

Thanks for the heads up. Am off to watch it now:-) It is still top of my hit list of places to visit. Have a lovely week.
Penny xx

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Shoshi - so kind

Lynn - my banner is of strata from granite rocks at Godrevy. It was part of my pebbles and rocks series of work but I haven't posted about that piece yet - maybe soon

cri-cri - you must come

Karen - there are so many beautiful aspects of St. Ives. Hope you can visit one day

Penny - I would love it if you were ever able to come to St. Ives

Sandie said...

I saw about the last 20 mins or so, must admit it was mostly for the scenery LOL!

Sandie xx

lynnyholly said...

Last night I decided to spend my time looking through your work and can you believe the Programme came on at the same time. , ooh spooky. I did send at comment at the time Carolyn but I think it went into cyberspace. Your photo,s and blogs are beautiful, inspirational and I look forward to following them further. Ps thank you for your lovely comments on my blog xx

vilterietje said...

next visit to your island, i'll come and see it myself:) 'bbc 4 is not available in holland!

Diane said...

I watched it and thought about you, Lesley and Noelle and how lucky you all are to live there. It was fascinating and you know I have a bit of a thing about Barbara Hepworth so I was mesmorised. I don't know anyone else who hails from Wakefield who speaks like she did!!! I want to visit Eagles Nest, is it ever open? xxxxx

Linda said...

Thanks for mentioning this, even though it meant that my good intentions for the afternoon whistled out of the window. Normally I'd find a programme where the subject matter was interspersed with shots of the presenter, in various locations, an irritation. In this case it simply added to the power of the programme.

Cassy said...

I have not seen that film yet. I'll check it out.

Cassy from Rock Guitar Lessons

In the Light of the Moon said...

I have not seen this.Thanks for sharing!!I love love love your work!!Hugs,Cat

Pom Pom said...

It reminds me of The Shell Seekers which I have read too many times to count. Definitely on my UK trip plan!

ewa-christine said...

Lovley again, and again........always!

Julie Shackson said...

I didn't catch that, but must try to find time to watch online. One of the highlights of St. Ives for me is the Barbara Hepworth museum/house. Toby and I could have stayed there all day last time we visited!

Lynda Howells said...

yes saw it and thought of youx sorry have not been on for a while..been in hospital haveing shoulder op..had to stay an extra few days as they couldn't get my pain relief right..but am home now.xxlynda