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"The Man & the Monarch" - Sir Edwin Henry Landseer unveiled @ Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) is synonymous with the powerful depiction of animals, from Queen Victoria’s hounds and horses to lions and polar bears. However, more than any other animal, the Highland Red Deer is most associated with his art, notably ‘The Monarch of the Glen’, painted in 1851. 948 more words

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Unspoken - visual narratives

‘Unspoken’ is a first year Illustration project inspired by the Impressionist Room at the Scottish National Gallery. Students were each assigned a painting from the room and asked to create a three piece sequential, wordless narrative based on their research; this included a detailed study of the artwork on location as well as more background research into the artist and his times. 184 more words

Wandering in Edinburgh in less than a day (part 2)

Continuing the journey in Edinburg, just outside the Castle you will find the Old Town, an area that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the many Reformation-era buildings and the medieval street plan. 367 more words

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Nicholson painting kept a closely-guarded family secret

A painting by a Scottish artist described as a “pivotal” work of modern British art was passed off as a child’s artwork for decades in order to deter thieves. 326 more words

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