urban sprawl

18 06 2016

urban sprawl





skirt

18 06 2016

Skirt





Paul Delaroche

18 06 2016

Paul Delaroche[1] (17 July 1797 – 4 November 1856), born Hippolyte,[1] was a French painter…

His dramatic paintings include Strafford Led to Execution, depicting the English Archbishop Laud stretching his arms out of the small high window of his cell to bless Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, as Strafford passes along the corridor to be executed, and the Assassination of the duc de Guise at Blois. Another famous work shows Cardinal Richelieu in a gorgeous barge, preceding the boat carrying Cinq-Mars and De Thou carried to their execution. Other important Delaroche works include The Princes in the Tower and La Jeune Martyre (showing a young female martyr floating dead on the Tiber).

Delaroche’s work sometimes contained historical inaccuracies. Cromwell lifting the Coffin-lid and looking at the Body of Charles is based on an urban legend, and The Execution of Lady Jane Grey is represented as taking place in a dungeon, which is badly inaccurate. He tended to care more about dramatic effect than historical truth: see also The King in the Guardroom, where villainous Puritan soldiers blow tobacco smoke in the face of King Charles, and Queen Elizabeth Dying on the Ground.

 





night fishing

18 06 2016

Night Fishing





near the cliff

18 06 2016

Near The Cliff





waterfalling

18 06 2016

LandscapeWaterfall





two cowboys

18 06 2016

LandscapeTwoCowboys