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Gorgeous Photo Mash-ups Bring Classic Paintings to Life in 21st-Century Kiev

Great art is constantly reminding us that the past was not so different from the present — that even as human circumstances change, human emotions and interactions remain largely the same. 137 more words


Book reviews - Loyalty and Honour by Matthew Lewis

Loyalty and Honour are two books by Matthew Lewis that very cleverly spans across two reigning families, the Plantagenets and the Tudors. Both books alternate between eras effortlessly with Hans Holbein linking the two eras. 738 more words

Henry VIII

Gregory Cromwell - Thomas Cromwell's son

Gregory, born about 1520, was the only son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cromwell. Gregory’s two legitimate sisters died along with his mother of sweating sickness when Gregory was nine. 387 more words

Sixteenth Century

Chester May Meeting Day Two

Yesterday couldn’t have gone much worse with Rah Rah making pretty much all to win the Lily Agnes and Astley Hall never threatening. Quick Jack then got chinned on the line by Trip To Paris in the big race of the day and then Ballesteros ran well without ever looking like winning. 843 more words

Flat Racing

Preview - Chester Vase

Did anyone ever had the idea to rename the Chester Vase into the Aidan O’Brien Vase? Might be a good idea! The Irish handler has made this race his own in recent years – almost! 353 more words

United Kingdom

Project LV One - Day 314 - Mona Lisa

Has anyone in the last 100 years or so actually spent time with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre?   I have never visited the museum so I can’t say what it is like for real but for what people have stood in front of the painting have told me or from what I have read it is not a pleasant experience.   178 more words

Project LV One

Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein was one of the greatest portrait painters of Europe. But, God his subjects were homely. Perhaps most of them were Dutch. I lived in Belgium for four years and I have to say that these same faces appear everywhere you go. 54 more words