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Pablo Picasso in Paris, 1900

Posted in Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Famous artists, Historical articles, History on Friday, 20 November 2015

This unusual image depicts the great painter Picasso, who went to Paris to visit the Universal Exhibition in 1900. It shows the handsome young Spaniard in Montmartre gazing in an art dealer’s gallery window at several paintings in gilt frames. Whether he likes or loathes them we cannot tell; but it was in Paris that he discovered art of which he had known nothing in provincial Spain.

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In 1900, a young Spaniard came to Paris – Pablo Picasso

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The best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, 59

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Philanthropy, Rivers, The Illustrated Times, War on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Illustrated Times’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows Turkish cavalry fording a river.

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Turkish Cavalry fording a River by E Morin

The second picture shows a visit to Holbein’s Studio.

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A Visit to Holbein's Studio by E Hodgson

The third picture shows the distribution of bread and soup to the Parisian poor.

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A Winter Scene in Paris, Distribution of Bread and Soup to the Poor

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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 37

Posted in Animals, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Geography, Historical articles, History, London, Nature, Oddities, Rivers, The Graphic on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the River Loire frozen over.

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The Severe Weather in France, Great Ice-Block on the Loire between Saumur and Angers

The second picture shows the appalling ivory trade in East Africa.

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The Ivory Trade in East Africa, a Caravan on its Way to the Coast fording a River in Uganda by G P Jacomb Hood

The third picture shows the late Lord Leighton lying in State.

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The Late Lord Leighton lying in State in his Studio in Holland Park Road by Lance Calkin

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from ‘The Graphic’ (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.
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The best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, 8

Posted in Architecture, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Royalty, The Graphic, Theatre on Sunday, 8 November 2015

We have selected three of the best pictures from ‘The Graphic’, a nineteenth-century illustrated newspaper and rich source of remarkable engravings.
The first picture shows the funeral of Millais at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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The Funeral of Sir John Everett Millais, PRA, at St Paul's Cathedral by J Nash

The second picture shows the Old Drury theatre from on high.

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Boxing Night at Old Drury, the House and the Stage seen from the Uppermost Box by Sydney P Hall

The third picture shows a fire engine in St Petersburg.

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The Attempt on the Life of the Czar, Arrival of the First Engine at the Winter Palace after the Explosion by J C Dollman

High-resolution scans of all the illustrations from The Graphic (London 1870-1902) can be found in the Look and Learn picture library.

The best pictures of the Siege of Malta, 1565

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Religion, Sea, Ships, War on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the Siege of Malta in 1565 are striking images of the Hospitallers’ defence of the island against the Turks.
The first picture shows the defence of Malta.

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The Defence of Malta by the Knights of St. John against the Turks in 1565

The second picture shows the Grand Master of Valletta leading the attack on the Muslim invaders.

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The defence of Malta by Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Order of Malta, 1565

The third picture shows El Greco painting a hero of the Siege, Vincentio Anastagi.

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El Greco painting Vincentio Anastagi in Malta by Luis Arcas

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The best pictures of wood engravings by Albrecht Durer

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Religion, Saints on Monday, 19 October 2015

The best pictures of wood engravings by Albrecht Durer are images of his finest work in this medium.
The first picture shows The Knight, Death and the Devil.

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The Knight, Death and the Devil by Durer

The second picture shows St Jerome in his study.

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St Jerome in his study by Durer

The third picture shows Melancolia.

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Melancolia by Durer

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The best pictures of Albrecht Durer

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Historical articles, History on Monday, 19 October 2015

The best pictures of Albrecht Durer are portraits and images of the great artist at work.
The first picture shows a portrait of Durer at work.

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Albrecht Durer by Angus McBride

The second picture shows Durer learning the wood engraver’s art.

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Durer went to Basle and became a xylographer (wood engraver) by Luis Arcas

The third picture shows a self-portrait.

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Albrecht Durer

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The best pictures of the Colossus of Rhodes

Posted in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, Artist, Best pictures, Famous artists, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Myth on Saturday, 10 October 2015

The best pictures of the Colossus of Rhodes are striking images of the towering statue commanding the harbour entrance.
The first picture shows Chares with the maquette for the Colossus.

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Constructing the Colossus of Rhodes by Roger Payne

The second picture shows this spectacular Wonder of the Ancient World.

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The Colossus of Rhodes

The third picture shows the statue’s immense beauty.

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The Colossus of Rhodes

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The best pictures of Victoria and Albert by Winterhalter

Posted in Art, Artist, Best pictures, Children, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, London, Royalty on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The best pictures of Victoria and Albert by Franz Xaver Winterhalter are striking images of portraits by the great royal painter.
The first picture shows “The First of May, 1851”.

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“The First of May, 1851” by Winterhalter

The second picture shows the Prince Consort.

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Prince Consort by Winterhalter

The third picture shows people at St James’s Palace viewing Winterhalter’s great group portrait of 1846.

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Exhibition at St James's Palace of Westminster's Pictures, painted for Her Majesty by Winterhalter

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The best pictures of William Blake

Posted in Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Children, English Literature, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Illustrators, London on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of William Blake are images of the poet and his work.
The first picture is a portrait of Blake.

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William Blake

The second picture shows a decorated page from one of his books.

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A page from "Songs of Innocence"

The third picture shows an engraving by Blake for a book translated by Mary Wollstonecraft.

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An illustration from Elements of Morality by C G Salzmann

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