Good Evening! Here we have a “Saturday Night in the Vale”, 1928-9, by the British surgeon and later draughtsman and painter Henry Tonks (1862-1937)
Courtesy: Tate, London
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - here’s another picture from this film because it’s so lovely and I just had to watch it again the other night and my boyfriend even loved it too 💜 (ladies, get you a man who likes period dramas)
Have A Nice Weekend! Let’s Go Out with “The Red Carnation”, 1868, by the English painter Henry Tanworth Wells (1828-1903)
By her corporal language, there weren’t good news in “The Letter”, n/d, by the British painter Henry John Hudson (1881-1919)
Happy or brave?⚔️.
Medieval culture of the courtly love assumed one important part of the love relationship - keeping it secret.
And most of the poetic jewellery we’ve found were engraved from the inside unseen part.
But not this pendant. It is engraved from both sides with words of love in Old French. Could it be a happy combination of true love and official marriage or our medieval lovers were blindly brave?
I’m curious to know what do you think😊.
Little Dorrit - BBC iplayer has got so many good period dramas on it at the moment! I’m really enjoying baby Claire Foy and baby Matthew Macfadyen in this Dickens adaptation ... although I thought it was a mini series and I’m now on episode 13 and it’s still not finished 😂🙈
Let’s play a game! .
Try to guess:
In which country you’ll find this castle 🏰?
When it has been built?
At home, it’s always pleasant to be next to “A Window in St John’s Wood”, 1932,by the English painter Harold Knight (1874-1961)
Courtesy: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)
That’s LORD FANCYPANTS, thank you very much.
King Stick by @mrpinski
Small Island - based on the bestseller by Andrea Levy (the same author who wrote the Long Song which I posted about last week) this mini-series about Jamaicans during WWII is very, very good and it’s on BBC iplayer at the moment 🤗💜
I got a tremendous cold and this painting is perfect for my Monday mood right now: “A Pensive Moment”, n/d, by the French painter Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846-1909)
“Easy like a Sunday morning” with this “Portrait of Mrs Catherine Smith Gill and two of her children”, 1877, by the French painter James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
Outlander - when season 4 started I watched two episodes and promptly gave up because it was so boring 🙈 but I finally caught up again and now I’m really enjoying Brianna’s storyline and I love how much she looks like Claire here! 💜
Weekend and il dolce far niente with “The Minx”, n/d, by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John Collier (1850-1934)
.Courtesy: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, England.
Painting by Mihael Stroj, “Judith with the Decapitated Head of Holofernes” c.1858
These paintings are based off of the deuterocanonical book of Judith, a text often referred to by several religions. The story goes as this; Judith’s city, Bethulia, was going to be destroyed by the Assyrians. With Holofernes being an Assyrian General, and being extremely taken with her beauty, Judith carries out a plan to enter his tent. He becomes inebriated, and Judith cuts off his head.
“Judith With the Head of Holofernes” c.1615 by Cristofano Allori
I love their beautiful faces🖤
This scene has been the subject of a myriad of other artists, so you best believe I’m gonna be postin them as well!
Merlin - Happy Birthday to the queen that is @princessesandpetticoats
- as a birthday present I will start watching this series for you 😅👑💜