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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.

Thought For Today