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Joshua Reynolds Experiments in Paint, The Wallace Collection

It’s been a while since my last art exhibition so I was thrilled to be invited along to the first ever bloggers event at The Wallace Collection to take a look at the new Joshua Reynolds Experiments in Paint Exhibit. 522 more words


Reynolds @ Wallace Collection

I am not a fan of Joshua Reynolds. He may have been president of the Royal Academy but his paintings have never left much of an impression on me. 324 more words


★ Maternal Bond - Mother and Child in Art

★ It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK – that day when we take the time to say ‘thank you’ for all the kissed-better cuts and scrapes, laundered clothes, home-cooked meals, and ever-loving shoulder to cry on. 199 more words


Did Reynolds Try to Improve Rembrandt?

Susanna and the Elders (1647) is one of Rembrandt’s most celebrated masterpieces. The grand history painting, depicting the Biblical story of Susanna being blackmailed by lustful elders, hangs in the Gemäldegalerie museum in Berlin. 188 more words

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Quote of the day, March 10

Joshua Reynolds, on invention (1809)

“Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can come of nothing.”


Gobbets of the week #4

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history that caught our eye this week:

1. The Joshua Reynolds Twitter trail.

2. Queen Boudicca’s Fire… 105 more words


Don’t Blame Millennials For Selfies; Blame 18th Century Monarchs

By Susan Sims

Portraiture saw its artistic heyday in the 18th century, when royalty enlisted the world’s greatest artists to convey their monarchical power and immortalize themselves on canvas. 1,148 more words