Edward III's son, the Black Prince, died in 1376. The king's grandson, Richard II, succeeded to the throne aged 10, on Edward's death. During Richard's first years as king, government was in the hands of a
series of councils. Most of the aristocracy preferred this to a regency led by the king's uncle, John of Gaunt, yet Gaunt remained highly influential.
John of Gaunt
Here some paintings of the reign of Richard II: Richard II, king of England, kneeling on the floor
(a sign of humility) before Mary who is presenting the child Jesus to him.
The King is surrounded by saints he was devoted to: St.
Edmond (left) king of Anglia who spent a year in his castle tower and
learned the 150 psalms by heart so that he could pray regularly. His kingdom
was overwhelmed by the Danes and in order to avoid a massacre he disbanded
his army. He was brought before Hinguar who made impious demands of him. He
refused and so Hinguar had him whipped, shot …
I'm a girl who grew up in the 80s so I listened to New Wave mostly, I went out with friends in a New Wave pub and my parents went mental hearing the same old music over and over again and watching me dress in black. But I still love listening to that kind of music. Even though I love all kinds of music I think I will always be that New Wave girl at heart.
Henry Arthur Payne - Plucking the Red and White Roses in the Old Temple Gardens
I absolutely adore history especially British history and art so if those can be combined you couldn't make me a happier person. So today I want to begin a series of art on Friday about one subject namely; the War of the Roses on of my favourite subjects in British history.
The War of the Roses was the war on the throne of England between two royal houses; the house of York and the house of Lancaster. The name Wars of the Roses refers to the Heraldic badges associated with the two royal houses, the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster.
I will start with Edward III
Edward III probably made in 1615 Edward III Crossing the Somme
Ford Madox Brown-Chaucer at the court of Edward III 1820-1829 Philippa of Hainault wife of Edward III
Time for another Art blog.
I've already made a blog sometime ago about Turner but now the Turner film is out (which I'd like to go see) and unfortunately the film only has one Oscar nomination. (for best Cinematography) Timothy Spall plays the painter Turner. Here are some of his paintings below ;
Fishermen at sea 1796 The Bellrock Lighthouse
The Sarner See (Lake Sarnen), Evening c.1842, watercolor The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, 1835 Staffa, Fingal's cave
It's pouring outside! I just got home soaking wet and I couldn't be happier to be honest. I've just made a large pot of tea and it's only raining harder and getting darker.
Maybe I'll curl up with a book later. I can't put my finger on it, but I've always been happier when it rains even as a kid. So let it rain for now, just for me.
Here we go again. I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself over and over again on this blog and never getting any closer to where I want to go. But I feel stuck again; I feel lost. I feel lonely. I'm depressed maybe and I don't know what to do about it. Maybe I do maybe the answer is staring me right in the face and I don't see it, but the fact is I am down, restless, anxious and feeling so very much alone.
Physically I'm a mess too. Have been for a very long time as well. That's probably a result from the stressing and the worrying about every fucking little detail that's happening around me. I'm anxious which is not good for my body. I'm hugely overweight and I don't give a damn about that. Not that I'm eating too much not at all, I'm not exercising and maybe that's the problem. Also ever since we've got rid of the car and don't drive to the woods to walk there I miss going for walks in nature/the forest. My dog is gett…
In the late 60' throughout the 70's and early 80's we had Funk good old Funk; a music mixture of Soul, Jazz and R&B really. With artists like Sly & the Family Stone, Chaka Khan, Kool& the Gang, Kc & the Sunshine band, The Tower of Power and of course James Brown. It never really went away but other music genres came (and went) and the real Funky grove never came back in style. Until now; Funk is Back and we will now it! I'm glad really, I still listen to that old Funky music and can't sit still.
So shake you're groove thing and listen to some new Funk (and some old)
and last but not least one band that always makes me move ;)