Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Lord Grantham, 1816, graphite. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; George Romney, Lady Grantham, 1780-81, oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Audiences in the United States will have to wait until January, 2013 to savor the costume drama excitement of Downton Abbey season 3, according to the LA Times. Until then, why not familiarize yourself with possible ancestors of the Grantham family through two art historical portraits, one by Ingres and the other by Romney (Any relation to the Republican presidential candidate? Boh, who cares.).
Today is the 168th birthday of American painter Thomas Eakins. Do you recognize the following details from some of his most beloved works? Click on each for a link to the full image.
Huang Guofu lost his arms in an electrical accident at the age of four, but never became discouraged. Instead, he pursued his dreams by painting with his feet.
Oh my god this guy is great