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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

Joshua Reynolds - Experiments in Paint

This spring, The Wallace Collection will be highlighting the work of English painter Joshua Reynolds in its exhibition Experiments in Paint. Following a four-year research project into the techniques of the painter, this exhibition will bring together some of Reynolds’ most celebrated portraits and reveal the artists’ highly original and experimental approach. 46 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Rool Of Thurds

“Roolz is Roolz”, but, as is often the case, Roolz are there to be broken. I mean, c’mon…how long has that Rool of Thurds been around? 347 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Lady de Clifford

Charlotte’s governess, Lady Elgin, has been asked to resign just before the move. Her only known offence had been to take Charlotte to visit her grandfather, the interfering old King. 272 more words

George III King Of The United Kingdom

—- Admiral Sir Robert Kingsmill, 1st Baronet- (left) Gilbert Stuart (c. late 1700s) & (right) Sir Joshua Reynolds (c.1764-1766)

“Sir Robert Brice Kingsmill, 1st Baronet (1730 – 23 November 1805) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the Seven Years’ War, the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in a career that spanned nearly 60 years. 180 more words

First up

Pupils from Maes Y Morfa Primary Community School came back to Llanelly House with their parents and school staff to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of their work. 41 more words

Maes Y Morfa


This advertisement for the Columbian Academy of Painting from the Commercial Advertiser (New York City) solicits classes held at one of the United States’ first schools of painting. 1,476 more words