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Homework Friday - Learning like the Old Masters.

I haven’t been spending all my time breathing smoke and complaining about being tired since the New Year. While I haven’t been following a formal plan I have still been reading each evening. 522 more words


Revealing new information about the courtesan, Nelly O'Brien

Sir Joshua Reynolds painted the courtesan, Nelly O’Brien twice, between 1762 and 1764. Both paintings were paid for by her lover, Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke, although she was introduced to Reynolds by Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel. 1,675 more words

Georgian Era People And Personalities

Quilted Petticoats: worn by all women and useful in more ways than one

Quilted petticoats were an item of clothing that transcended any notions of class or status; they were worn throughout most of the eighteenth-century by all women from nobility down to fish-wives and had a variety of uses. 1,633 more words

18th Century

On This Day – 26 October 1831 - Birth of painter Nathaniel Hone

Nathaniel Hone the Younger (Yes .. I know he doesn’t look very young – and ‘Pastures at Malahide’)

The birth of Nathaniel Hone the Younger on 26 October 1831 affords an excellent opportunity to ignore him almost completely, and talk about his far more interesting great-grand uncle, Nathaniel Hone the Elder. 803 more words

invisible cage

if one keeps knowing

and growing with age

then one sees more

and more

the invisible cage

and just when one thinks

they’ve escaped 

from that cell… 55 more words


The Great Spectacle

250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

“There shall be an Annual Exhibition of Paintings. Sculptures and Designs, which shall be open to all artists of distinguished merit”

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“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.”

—Joshua Reynolds, artist.

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