22 December 2006 by Karen
Subtitle: diversionary tactics part 2.
Today’s foray into the world of ‘kind of work’ has been provided by the Guardian art & architecture blog which has posed the question ‘what is your favourite Christmas painting?’ In the spirit of ‘diversionary tactics’ I’d better go for images from our own collections. You’ll know a lot of these as they are regularly used on Christmas cards. My choices are:
- Peter Doig’s ‘Blotter’
- The Shortening Winter’s Day Is Near A Close by Farquharson (proper chocolate box stuff)
- The image shown is a detail from The Daphnephoria by Lord Leighton which, despite being used on lots of Christmas cards, isn’t even about winter. The Daphnephoria was an ancient festival held every nine years in honour of the god, Apollo. So now you know.
- Snowdrift by Edward Onslow Ford is often used as well, despite being about the end of winter and the coming of spring.
- Just realised that one our most popular Christmas pics isn’t on our main site (job for the new year me thinks), Angel Playing A Flageolet by Burne-Jones.
Email me with your suggestions and I’ll consider posting them here.
Guess this is the National Museums Liverpool blog signing off for a few days. Have a restful and peaceful holiday, whatever you end up doing.
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