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CAROL OF THE BELLS (Harp Twins) Camille and Kennerly …

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I thought I would share this so great know followers of this site will enjoy it. Identical Twins Camille & Kennerly play their duet harp arrangement of “Carol of the Bells”.

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Enjoy these beautiful and talented girls playing …

Simply lovely!

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Last Turner painting in private hands sells for £18.5m at auction …

Born: 1775, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Died: 19 December 1851, Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom
On view: Yale Center for British Art, Tate Gallery, Britain, more
Period: Romanticism
Buried: St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London, United Kingdom
Siblings: Mary Ann
Parents: William Turner, Mary Marshall

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Have decided I like Turner …

Auction rarity Ehrenbreitstein, one of the few Turner paintings still in private hands, being displayed at Sotheby’s Getty Images for Sotheby’s

“One of the few Turner paintings still in private hands sold for £18.5 million at auction in London. The German landscape of Ehrenbreitstein was first shown at the Royal Academy in 1835. It went under the hammer at Sotheby’s Old Masters sale last night.”

 

Source: Last Turner painting in private hands sells for £18.5m at auction | London Evening Standard

Wish I was bidding!

A study in oil of Dolbadarn Castle in Wales, 1799–1800

My great great great grandfather and mother come from near here! Came to Aussie in 1850.


Turner’s golden landscape …

This is up for auction next week 

“It is a salutary thought that of all the artists whose work has sold at auction for around $50m or more, only three predate Monet. This triumvirate comprises Raphael, Rubens and Turner. After finding an auction record of £30.3m in 2014 for the latter’s Rome, from Mount Aventine (1835), Sotheby’s London now offers another late work painted in the same year, Ehrenbreitstein. As the painting’s full title makes abundantly clear, this is more than a picturesque view of a Rhineland fortress atop a rocky crag.”

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“Ehrenbreitstein, or The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron’s Childe Harold, represents the stone obelisk near Koblenz that forms the monument to the young French revolutionary hero, General François-Sévérin Marceau-Desgraviers, whose bravery in battle prompted a delegation from the opposing Austrian forces to join with the French in honouring him. For Byron, the poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage reflected the sense of melancholy and disillusionment felt by many in the aftermath of the French Revolutionary wars. Turner’s response, although poignant, seems far more positive. Peace has triumphed over war, and life continues as usual in this idyllic valley bathed in hazy golden light.”

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 (J.M.W. Turner …
Tate Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Wikipedia
Born: 1775, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Died: 19 December 1851, Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom
On view: Yale Center for British Art, Tate Gallery, Britain, more
Period: Romanticism
Buried: St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London, United Kingdom
Siblings: Mary Ann
Parents: William Turner, Mary Marshall Wikipedia

Please visit source: Turner’s golden landscape and other auction highlights | Apollo Magazine


I really want it just have to find a spare $30m. It should be in a museum for all to view don’t you think?

Andrea Bocelli, Céline Dion – The Prayer …

A few years old and not great resolution but Bear wanted to share.

Besame mucho Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion…

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Bear plays this regularly just to remind him of what is important in life …

This truly is his the “besame mucho Andrea Bocelli” with Céline Dion.

Céline Dion you are supa hot!

Awesome

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Bonsai – The Master speaks, Masahiko Kimura …

I have posted previously about my love of bonsai. This man is the best in the world. Hope you enjoy …

“Because of Kimura’s willingness to break with convention, many in Japan refused to take him seriously, at least in the early years. Nowadays, no one disputes Kimura’s genius or his pioneering position in the Bonsai world. The sometimes controversial author and videotape producer has traveled in many countries, doing presentations and demonstrations. He first demonstrated and conducted a workshop outside of Japan at the 1987 Golden State Federation Bonsai Convention in Anaheim, California. Kimura has demonstrated at other major conventions.”

Any lover of bonsai should watch this video. Remember to click the settings wheel and select the best resolution you system will display. Watching full screen is good …

 Hope you enjoyed.

 

If you like pictures of bonsai I have a nice collection on my Pinterest page.

awesome

The Avenue by Claude Monet …

Love Claude Monet!


Have several large prints of his art in my house (because no one can afford the originals) I absolutely love his art.

Claude Monet Self-Portrait with a Beret 1886


David Bowie photographs reveal unseen side of pop icon …

Love David Bowie always have!

“A new exhibition reveals rare, and sometimes unseen, photographs of the late pop icon David Bowie.”

Please visit source: David Bowie photographs reveal unseen side of pop icon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

INFOGRAPHIC This very unique image was eventually made the cover of the 2002 album Heathen. (Supplied Markus Klinko)

RIP thanks for your art.