Edgar Degas was an 18th Century Artist who was ahead of his time. He was the first to step into lifelike artwork that reflected 3D imaging. Many coined him as an impressionist but he leaned deeply into realism. As gifted as #Degas was many traditionalist argued that his work inappropriate. Rejected initially but eventually celebrated and revered for one of the greatest by scholars. His work has had an increasing impact on the world at large. I am sharing this to offer support to those who have a vision that others simply can't connect to. #edgardegas did this for the art of it. He was a wealthy man. He loved it and his passion for art from his perspective is why he is famous today. Whatever you are passionate about, stay with it and if nothing else, trust your dopeness. #art#18thcenturyart#18thcentury#frenchart#impressionism#realism
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While the identity of Mary Beer and the significance of the date June 8, 1772 has been lost, this tea caddy was likely a prized possession and an example of both molded and incised decorative techniques. The complexity of ornamentation suits a piece which would have been used to store an expensive commodity, tea leaves.
Unknown maker. Tea caddy. England, 1772. #Creamware . From the collection of Historic Hudson Valley (VC.58.79). .
"She Sells Seashells by the Seashore" - did you know this old tongue twister was inspired by a woman called Mary Anning, who was born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England?
She was the eldest daughter of a cabinetmaker, and her family supplemented their income by digging up fossils to sell to tourists on the shore. Today Mary Anning is known as a palaeontologist whose fossil finds contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.
Image from the public domain archives of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: "Twenty Tropical Shells" by Johann Gustav Hoch (1716-1779). Drawing, watercolour on paper.
#shells 🐚 #watercolour#18thcentury#inspiration
It’s probably pretty obvious that we’ve got lots of beautiful objects at Waddesdon, but did you know that we also have a lot of strange ones too? This ornamental pineapple can be seen in our Riches of the Earth display. Pineapples were introduced into Europe from South America in the 17th century, and became a symbol of hospitality and welcome. The pineapple is made from polished garnets and gemstone gravel. Look closely and half-way up the pineapple you will even see a tiny bee, carefully carved from rock crystal!
The Dark Hedges were interesting. Not as full or abundant as I was expecting, but I could definitely see the draw of Hollywood (specifically the Game of Thrones location scouts), especially once they work their Hollywood magic! I used a bit of Photoshop magic...