Monthly Archives: July 2012

Heart Shaped Book Middle Ages 15th century


Books come in all shapes and sizes. This one is exquisite.

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French Dining Room


A beautiful French Dining Room. I’d like it in my house.

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Cat Reading

This cat looks more clever than most!

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Unicorn

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Gravestone Angel

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Beautiful and Unusual

Photography: Kirsty Mitchell

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40’s Image

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Boreas


This image was found on Robzentaurl’s Blog. He is a wonderful artist himself with vision, skill and the ability to keep the original and add something new. Take a look at his Blog.

Boreas (Waterhouse painting)
Boreas

Artist John William Waterhouse

Year 1903
Type Oil on canvas

Location Private collection

Boreas is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created in 1903 by John William Waterhouse.
Subject
The painting is titled Boreas, after the Greek god of the north wind and it shows a young girl buffeted by the wind. The 1904 Royal Academy notes described the subject of the painting as:
“In wind-blown draperies of slate-colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils”.[1]
Provenance
Boreas was put up for sale in the mid-1990s after having been lost for 90 years – causing quite a sensation in the art community. The painting achieved a record price for Waterhouse at that time, achieving a price £848,500 ($1,293,962USD)

Here are the commonly known facts about this painting, found online at http://www.jwwaterhouse.com
The reappearance of Waterhouse’s Boreas in the saleroom in the mid 1990s caused a sensation as it had been lost for 90 years. Called Boreas after the north wind in Greek mythology, the work shows a young girl in a windswept landscape. In 1904 the Royal Academy notes described the subject as: “In wind-blown draperies of slate-colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils”. Since then, the picture’s whereabouts have been unknown and it was referred to as “lost” in Anthony Hobson’s 1989 biography of Waterhouse.
The painting was sold for £848,500 ($1,293,962) – the record price for a Waterhouse at the time.
This is a re-imaged painting by Inglis.
http://www.artbyinglis.com

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Fairytale Wonder

I found a wonderful website: Kirsty Mitchell. Kirsty is a photographer but also much more. She is a teller of tales. Check her website out, her images are art. Her imagination and a willingness to share with the world her own unique visions is compelling.

http://kirstymitchellphotography.com/

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Skeleton Rocking Chair, carved wood, Russia 19th century.

A grotesque image. And it looks very uncomfortable.

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