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Louisa, Duchess of St Albans (c.1812). Anne Mee nee Foldsone (British, 1770/1775-1851).
Mee completed an important series of full-length large miniatures portraying fashionable society ladies for the Prince Regent (later George IV) who admired her work. The series was engraved as ‘The Gallery of Beauties of George III,’ a reference to the earlier series of court beauties painted by Lely and Kneller. Louisa, Duchess of St Albans (1777-1816) is holding an open letter in her hand before a moonlit sea.
Nymphs-in-Summer-1946 by Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1873 – March 3, 1952)
The Widow’s Prayer, Frederick Leighton
VINCENT VAN GOGH. The Reaper, 1889, oil on canvas.
Henri Manguin - Les Gravures, 1905, oil on canvas
Bauhaus Stairway (1988)
From breathtaking murals spanning entire buildings in Poland to gorgeous calligraffiti (a mix of graffiti and typography) in remote corners of Tunisia, Google Cultural Institute’s new Street Art Project, which launched June 10, aims to capture art from the streets before it disappears forever.
The vast collection, which features over 5,000 works of art, is organized by artist, location, style and medium. The street art world map is entirely populated with images chosen by curators at 30 partnering cultural organizations in 15 different countries, including Palais de Tokyo, São Paulo Street Art and the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to mapping photos of current works, the Street Art Project provides documentation of work that is closed to the public or no longer exists. For instance, there is an entire collection devoted to the preservation of Long Island City graffiti mecca 5Pointz, which was whitewashed late last year by the building’s owners.
The Schoolmaster’s Daughter - James Sant
Iceland in summary, since words cannot describe.
City Corner - Hans Baluschek