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One of the most important historical portraits of George Washington, Lansdowne portrait depicts the first president of America with a humble appearance. He is standing in a room with a dress sword in a hand while other hand raised in front. Behind him is a chair and on the right side is a table, carrying an ink-spot with books, rolled paper, table cloth and white quill. The full length portrait of the America’s is a valuable painting which has survived man bad days including the War of 1812. During the war, the British soldiers had conquered the white house in which the large portrait was hung. The soldiers ate and then infamously burned down the whole white house. Luckily enough, the portrait was saved by […]

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Annie Swynnerton is a well-remembered name among art lovers irrespective of their backgrounds. Whether you are rich, poor, industrious, lazy, Socialist or a right wing, appreciating the suffragette’s works is unavoidable because they make the presence of character and individual strength quite evident despite your possible willingness to accept that Swynnerton may have renounced God. While Joan of Arc believed in God to an extent Swynnerton may have found ridiculous or even laughable, the fact remains that Swynnerton’s works has seen the addition of a new character in the old line up of inspiring women. Remember that in other works, where she has painted male portraits, the subjects are either too old or too young to fit the description of the classical hero that pervaded the Renaissance art movements. Annie Swynnerton seems to be more leniently […]

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If you are aware of the political games played across portals of power, you may not find too hard to believe that the Bolsheviks were encouraged to make their aggression against Eurasian monarchies by many western minds to gain some sort of control over the region. One of the heroes resisting the rebellious movement was Mahmud Sevket Pasha of Turkey. It raged fiercely in the political arena by the end of 1909, as the rebels were demanding an overthrow of the constitutional monarchy in the Ottoman region. By the time it had gained enough fanning to get violent and conspiratorial, the Pasha was able to subdue the forces adequately, to the effect that it brought an end to the movement and the probable mayhem. However, […]

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