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Classic 'Blue Boy' Brooch

Isn’t this a great piece of vintage jewelry?

Landscape Visions: 10 All the rest, and Summary

At the start of this series, I suggested some different types of vision which landscape painters might have, in terms of what they were trying to achieve when painting a landscape. 1,687 more words


Pretty and Powerful in Pink

ABSOLUTE POWER: Cardinal de Richelieu, oil on canvas, 1633-40 by Philippe de Champaigne.
Image: © Copyright The National Gallery, London 2015
“I have the consolation of leaving your kingdom in the highest degree of glory and of reputation”, the dying Richelieu wrote to Louis XVIII, father of Louis XIV. 363 more words

Women's History

Angel in a pink dress under a pink glass ceiling

“You may try, but you cannot imagine what it is to have a man’s force of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.” George Eliot, … 1,341 more words


Something simple

Although a vacation day – I still had a lot of ‘jobs’ to do to get ready for a short break to Devon. So amongst the washing, cleaning and packing (and if really needed a little bit of ironing) I made a bit of an occasion of my breakfast to get me off to a good start.   39 more words

Goodbye Thomas Gainsborough!

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Thomas Gainsborough’s art. He passed away on this day, August 2, 1788.

Gainsborough’s work consisted of two types of painting: portrait and landscape. 82 more words

A shaggy dog story....with added treats

Pomeranian Bitch and Puppy oil on canvas, circa 1777 by Thomas Gainsborough. © Tate, London.
The dogs in this most sensitively observed, tender and fluffy of all canine portraits belonged to the painter’s good friend, the musician Carl Friedrich Abel. 63 more words