Archive for August, 2008
“The clock is ticking on two of Britain’s most important paintings and £100million must be found from the public purse by 1st January, 2009 to keep them.
Together valued at £300million on the open market and owned by the Duke of Sutherland, the Titian masterpieces are currently on display in the National Gallery of Scotland. They form part of a 27 piece ‘Old Masters’ collection held by the Duke, estimated in total to be worth over £1billion.
The Duke has decided to put these paintings up for sale in an attempt to broaden his investment portfolio, initially offering them to the National Gallery, where they have been displayed since 1945, at a significantly discounted rate.”
The painting above is Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and the one below is Diana and Callisto.
Check out the Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 – a digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845 found here.
Stan Miller has some beautiful watercolor and egg tempera paintings that can be found here.
The painting below is entitled Venice Calm.
“I invite you to enter my Maze. I say it is mine, because despite who else I might be, I am the architect as well as your guide. Your first goal is to find the shortest route through the Maze – a simple task, I assure you, if you know what to look for. I have planted clues throughout for your interpretation – or misinterpretation. Indeed, you will be fascinated by the Maze’s ambiguity, stimulated by its mystery, stymied by its riddle. But fear not! I will be with you all the way. Fear not, that is, if you truly believe that my clues or I can be trusted.”
Christopher Manson’s The Maze can be found online here.