loverofbeauty:

Lee Sea-Hyun    Between RED  (2008)

loverofbeauty:

Lee Sea-Hyun    Between RED  (2008)

Ser Kevan could not remember ever seeing his niece so quiet, so subdued, so demure. All for the good, he supposed. But it made him sad as well. Her fire is quenched, she who used to burn so bright.

❖ Art History Meme;

⌊ 1/8 artists - J. M. W. Turner (1775 - 1851)

Turner was born in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, England. His father, William Turner, was a barber and wig maker. His mother, Mary Marshall, became increasingly mentally unstable, perhaps, in part, due to the early death of Turner’s younger sister, Helen Turner, in 1786. She died in 1804, after having been committed to a mental asylum in 1799.

He entered the Royal Academy of Art schools in 1789, when he was only 14 years old, and was accepted into the academy a year later. Sir Joshua Reynolds, president of the Royal Academy at the time, chaired the panel that admitted him. At first Turner showed a keen interest in architecture but was advised to keep to painting by the architect Thomas Hardwick (junior). A watercolour of Turner’s was accepted for the Summer Exhibition of 1790 after only one year’s study. He exhibited his first oil painting in 1796, Fishermen at Sea, and thereafter exhibited at the academy nearly every year for the rest of his life.

Although renowned for his oils, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as “the painter of light”. One of his most famous oil paintings is The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted in 1838, which hangs in the National Gallery, London. Turner travelled widely in Europe, starting with France and Switzerland in 1802 and studying in the Louvre in Paris in the same year. He also made many visits to Venice.

In his later years he used oils ever more transparently, and turned to an evocation of almost pure light by use of shimmering colour. A prime example of his mature style can be seen in Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway, where the objects are barely recognizable. The intensity of hue and interest in evanescent light not only placed Turner’s work in the vanguard of English painting, but later exerted an influence upon art in France, as well; the Impressionists, particularly Claude Monet, carefully studied his techniques.[x]

1. Rain, Steam, and Speed - 1844 / 2. The Fighting Temeraire - 1839 / 3.The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons - 1834-35 / 4.Death on a Pale Horse - 1825-30 / 5.The Slave Ship - 1840
  1. *favorite character appears*
  2. me: *delighted pterodactyl noises*

tiny-librarian:

These four miniatures date from around 1600 and were part of the ‘Bosworth Jewel’, which commemorated the start of Tudor rule after Henry VII’s victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The four portraits show Henry VIII’s father, Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty; Henry VIII himself; Queen Jane Seymour; and their son Edward, later Edward VI. The Jewel was intended to show the continuation of the dynasty through Henry VIII to Prince Edward. It was presented to Charles I by Nicholas Hilliard’s son. The four miniatures were contained in an enamelled gold box which bore a depiction of the Battle of Bosworth on the lid. The Jewel seems to have been one of the items sold from the collection under Oliver Cromwell and, although the four miniatures had returned to royal ownership in the late seventeenth century, the box was lost. The four miniatures are now in Victorian frames.

Source

veiledcatastrophe:

Cast of Marie Antoinette photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine, 2006

veiledcatastrophe:

Cast of Marie Antoinette photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine, 2006


Reclining nude, Detail.
by Vlaho Bukovac

Reclining nude, Detail.

by Vlaho Bukovac

Beauty and handsomeness are a bonus for those who are lucky to have them, but in my eyes kindness, generosity, and sense of humour are the qualities that make you beautiful. It sounds cliché but I really think if you are kind, you will be loved.

art-yeti:

18th century British Fan

highgayden:

"The biggest thing about me, as an actor, is I’m never a finished product, you know? I always want to try something or be in a new genre because, one, it’s much more fun to do that because you’re not doing the same thing over and over. One of the greatest reasons is that it keeps stretching you as an actor. So, hopefully, my method is that it makes me a better actor, and a more believable actor, so then, the more experience I have in any way possible, in a drama or a musical genre, different formats of working, the better I can be on all different platforms."

Robert Pattinson | ‘Maps To The Stars’ TIFF2014 portraits