Sign in with Twitter

Type the topic in any language to check out real time results of Who's Talking on Social Media Sites


Trending Topics: 斬首作戦推計2千万人キャスティング#宮前杏実劇場最終公演民間給与#TÜSİADGıda#leadingni#DLAPiperTech16#HiddenNeedsSuffolk#didireallyaskforthatMichael ChabonBBC News - Spider南オーストラリア全域#ALGYOVestel Arena#FutureSustBiz#ESAbreakfast#BestDealsEverBladensburg Rd NE#GTC16EU#belediye#ZalimlerIçinYaşasınCehennem#PeresHasDead#aftersuicide#SCDIProductivePlaces#UKHealthShow16ほのかりん中日劇場優勝報告の記者会見#AzizBehich28 Eylül Çarşamba#agilecam#UlsterOrchestra50#VenturefestWalesUK MailLithuania and Slovakia各種キャラグッズ承太郎Mersinİçin AliTekin#LoveExeter#TFM16#LosAngelesIsNotForSale#bmarkets2016Across US限定幸子民進・蓮舫代表#AFCvBAS#BotanicalWeek#ChampsSeptember#Bearpit#Fantome#TubanınSesiOlalımAdil Öksüz MİTAtilla Uğur'dan#justaddwatermusic#TurgutÖzakmanÜnlü Türk#ExplorersWantedHow Could We#OğuzcanYardımBekliyorFencesJackson MillarkerDJIAmber Alert IndianaUFC 205KashifPatton OswaltHofstra Universityelon muskCleveland IndiansBreitbartWall Street JournalFox NewsSteve JobsBeanie SigelJJ WattRob KardashianReal MadridKaty PerryNBC NewsMore

Most recent 20 results returned for keyword: Queen Victoria (Search this on MAP)

https://plus.google.com/112709811632392458663 Aberdein Considine Property : 40 Queen Victoria Park, Inchmarlo, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4AL Offers over £135,000 http://w...
40 Queen Victoria Park, Inchmarlo, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4AL

Offers over £135,000

http://www.acandco.com/property/details/aacrps-BCH160233
40 Queen Victoria Park, Inchmarlo, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 4AL | Aberdein Considine Property
'Queen Victoria Park' is located within a prestigious development of apartments situated in the peaceful landscaped grounds of the Inchmarlo Retirement Community. Set within beautifully maintained gardens and enjoying an outlook across a secluded courtyard, the property is entered into via a pleasant communal hallway. The accommodation comprises of a welcoming entrance hall, benefiting from ample storage cupboards, and providing access to most ...
50 minutes ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/116640385705105169700 Adam Achad : Now This is What i am Talking About ... Look how many people, Then look at my "Woman in Gold" She is...
Now This is What i am Talking About ... Look how many people, Then look at my "Woman in Gold" She is way up there and in my Next Post you will see i go close up and see how beautiful she is ... Collection of Her Continue all Day Today so Don't Miss out go to my profile page and you also welcome to share all my photos ... Thank you ...

In This Photo i Photographed to Emphasise The Colour Gold and i Hope You Agree ... The Subject is One of The Most Photographed Monument in The World ... i had my camera on full zoom with a monopode and it broke my back geting the right composition, i took a collection of photos of it and i did come bake many times again to take more of her it is like we have a relationship me and her i think her name is Anglia or Britania, any way that is what i call her and if you not get close you not notice how erotic, not the qween victory but the gold statues they all women and are nude , any way in a classic way not porn way , how ever you may not agree it is a personal opinion, look in my next posts or my past ones to see more what i mean , how ever that collection of photos of the Queen Victoria Memorial is one of my most successful photo shoot so far i took this year 2016 ... hope you enjoy it is much as i did photographing it ... yours sincerely Ash Elmic ... Enjoy and Have a Wonderful Day. ..

I Named This Photo "Woman in Gold" Enjoy ... i Photographed Queen Victoria Memorial at Buckingham Palace, London, UK, Ash Elmic +Shalom Achad​ more of my work at #Ashprophotography or Google - > ash welcome to london man ... if you want to know more info about this photo or others i publish online like where i took that photo or why, i be happy to answer your question in text on this post ... Enjoy and Thank You for your comments and viewing. .. you welcome to Enjoy sharing all my photos and videos to any where you like without altering them Please ... ...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kYyj3vSuGyw/V90EwQQijsI/AAAAAAAAbNo/GEut2YWY8PUOi2kPvLpM71yNlaJisaQ8wCJoC/w506-h750/2016%2B-%2B1
7 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/112294074589988033840 Real Up Classic : Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902) Title : Passing storm over the Sierra Nevadas. Date...
Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902)
Title : Passing storm over the Sierra Nevadas.
Date : 1870
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 92.7 x 139.7 cm ; (36 1/2 x 55 in.)
Inscriptions : Signed and dated ; ABierstadt 1870 (lower right).
Current location : San Antonio Museum of Art , Texas , United States.

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was an German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.
Born in Germany, Bierstadt was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He later returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along this scenic river. Their style was based on carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.

Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany. The following year, in 1831, his family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. At an early age Bierstadt developed a taste for art and made clever crayon sketches in his youth. In 1851, he began to paint in oils.
He returned to Germany in 1853 and studied painting for several years in Düsseldorf with members of its informal school of painting. After returning to New Bedford in 1857, he taught drawing and painting briefly, before devoting himself full-time to painting.
In 1858 he exhibited a large painting of a Swiss landscape at the National Academy of Design, which gained him positive critical reception and honorary membership in the Academy. At this time Bierstadt began painting scenes in New England and upstate New York, including in the Hudson River valley. A group of artists known as the Hudson River School portrayed its majestic landscapes and craggy areas, as well as the light affected by the changing waters.

In 1859, Bierstadt traveled westward in the company of Frederick W. Lander, a land surveyor for the U.S. government, to see those landscapes. He returned to a studio he had taken at the Tenth Street Studio Building in New York with sketches that would result in numerous finished paintings. In 1863 he traveled west again, this time in the company of the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, whose wife he would later marry. Throughout the 1860s, Bierstadt used studies from this trip as the source for large-scale paintings for exhibition. He continued to visit the American West throughout his career.
During the American Civil War, Bierstadt paid for a substitute to serve in his place when he was drafted in 1863. He completed one Civil War painting Guerrilla Warfare, Civil War in 1862, based on his brief experiences with soldiers stationed at Camp Cameron in 1861. Bierstadt's painting was based on a stereo photograph taken by his brother Edward Bierstadt, who operated a photography studio at Langley's Tavern in Virginia. Bierstadt's painting received a positive review when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 1861. Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey observes that Bierstadt's painting, created from photographs, "is quintessentially that of a voyeur, privy to the stories and unblemished by the violence and brutality of first-hand combat experience."
In 1860, he was elected a member of the National Academy; he received medals in Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, and Germany. In 1867 he traveled to London, where he exhibited two landscape paintings in a private reception with Queen Victoria. He traveled through Europe for two years, cultivating social and business contacts to sustain the market for his work overseas.

A trip to the Yellowstone region in 1871 yielded numerous drawings of the area's geysers and picturesque topography. These works were instrumental in convincing the United States Congress to pass the Yellowstone Park Bill in 1872, thus establishing the first national park in the world. Soon thereafter Congress purchased a large painting from Bierstadt for $10,000. As a result of the publicity generated by his Yellowstone paintings, Bierstadt's presence was requested by every explorer considering a westward expedition, and he was commissioned by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to visit the Grand Canyon for further subject matter.
Bierstadt's technical proficiency, earned through his study of European landscape, was crucial to his success as a painter of the American West. It accounted for his popularity in disseminating views of the Rockies to those who had not seen them. The immense canvases he produced after his trips with Lander and Ludlow established him as the preeminent painter of the western American landscape. Financial recognition confirmed his status: The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, completed in 1863, was purchased for $25,000 in 1865.
Despite his popular success, Bierstadt was criticized by some contemporaries for the romanticism evident in his choices of subject and his use of light was felt to be excessive. His exhibition pieces were brilliantly crafted images that glorified the American West as a land of promise. Bierstadt's choice of grandiloquent subjects was matched by his entrepreneurial flair. His exhibitions of individual works were accompanied by promotion, ticket sales, and, in the words of one critic, a "vast machinery of advertisement and puffery."

His wife was diagnosed with consumption in 1876, and from then until her death in 1893, Bierstadt spent time with her in the warmer climate of Nassau in the Bahamas. He also continued to travel to the west and Canada. In later life, Bierstadt's work fell increasingly out of critical favor. It was attacked for its theatrical tone.
In 1882 Bierstadt's studio at Irvington, New York, was destroyed by fire, resulting in the loss of many of his paintings. By the time of his death on February 18, 1902, the taste for epic landscape painting had long since subsided. Bierstadt was then largely forgotten. He was buried at the Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Interest in his work was renewed in the 1960s, with the exhibition of his small oil studies. The subsequent reassessment of Bierstadt's work has placed it in a favorable context:
The temptation (to criticize him) should be steadfastly resisted. Bierstadt's theatrical art, fervent sociability, international outlook, and unquenchable personal energy reflected the epic expansion in every facet of western civilization during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Bierstadt was a prolific artist, having completed over 500 paintings during his lifetime. Many of these are held by museums across the United States.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jGsPcTljj0k/V-pCi1vx7sI/AAAAAAACZRk/I-gosDdLKXAxshXst7FIe1xTOn-aj62JgCJoC/w506-h750/DC.png
7 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/112294074589988033840 Real Up Classic : Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902) Title : Merced River, Yosemite Valley. Date : 1866 ...
Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902)
Title : Merced River, Yosemite Valley.
Date : 1866
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 91.4 x 127 cm ; (36 x 50 in.)
Inscriptions : Signed and dated ; ABierstadt 1866 (lower right).
Current location : Private collection.

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was an German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.
Born in Germany, Bierstadt was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He later returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along this scenic river. Their style was based on carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.

Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany. The following year, in 1831, his family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. At an early age Bierstadt developed a taste for art and made clever crayon sketches in his youth. In 1851, he began to paint in oils.
He returned to Germany in 1853 and studied painting for several years in Düsseldorf with members of its informal school of painting. After returning to New Bedford in 1857, he taught drawing and painting briefly, before devoting himself full-time to painting.
In 1858 he exhibited a large painting of a Swiss landscape at the National Academy of Design, which gained him positive critical reception and honorary membership in the Academy. At this time Bierstadt began painting scenes in New England and upstate New York, including in the Hudson River valley. A group of artists known as the Hudson River School portrayed its majestic landscapes and craggy areas, as well as the light affected by the changing waters.

In 1859, Bierstadt traveled westward in the company of Frederick W. Lander, a land surveyor for the U.S. government, to see those landscapes. He returned to a studio he had taken at the Tenth Street Studio Building in New York with sketches that would result in numerous finished paintings. In 1863 he traveled west again, this time in the company of the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, whose wife he would later marry. Throughout the 1860s, Bierstadt used studies from this trip as the source for large-scale paintings for exhibition. He continued to visit the American West throughout his career.
During the American Civil War, Bierstadt paid for a substitute to serve in his place when he was drafted in 1863. He completed one Civil War painting Guerrilla Warfare, Civil War in 1862, based on his brief experiences with soldiers stationed at Camp Cameron in 1861. Bierstadt's painting was based on a stereo photograph taken by his brother Edward Bierstadt, who operated a photography studio at Langley's Tavern in Virginia. Bierstadt's painting received a positive review when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 1861. Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey observes that Bierstadt's painting, created from photographs, "is quintessentially that of a voyeur, privy to the stories and unblemished by the violence and brutality of first-hand combat experience."
In 1860, he was elected a member of the National Academy; he received medals in Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, and Germany. In 1867 he traveled to London, where he exhibited two landscape paintings in a private reception with Queen Victoria. He traveled through Europe for two years, cultivating social and business contacts to sustain the market for his work overseas.

A trip to the Yellowstone region in 1871 yielded numerous drawings of the area's geysers and picturesque topography. These works were instrumental in convincing the United States Congress to pass the Yellowstone Park Bill in 1872, thus establishing the first national park in the world. Soon thereafter Congress purchased a large painting from Bierstadt for $10,000. As a result of the publicity generated by his Yellowstone paintings, Bierstadt's presence was requested by every explorer considering a westward expedition, and he was commissioned by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to visit the Grand Canyon for further subject matter.
Bierstadt's technical proficiency, earned through his study of European landscape, was crucial to his success as a painter of the American West. It accounted for his popularity in disseminating views of the Rockies to those who had not seen them. The immense canvases he produced after his trips with Lander and Ludlow established him as the preeminent painter of the western American landscape. Financial recognition confirmed his status: The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, completed in 1863, was purchased for $25,000 in 1865.
Despite his popular success, Bierstadt was criticized by some contemporaries for the romanticism evident in his choices of subject and his use of light was felt to be excessive. His exhibition pieces were brilliantly crafted images that glorified the American West as a land of promise. Bierstadt's choice of grandiloquent subjects was matched by his entrepreneurial flair. His exhibitions of individual works were accompanied by promotion, ticket sales, and, in the words of one critic, a "vast machinery of advertisement and puffery."

His wife was diagnosed with consumption in 1876, and from then until her death in 1893, Bierstadt spent time with her in the warmer climate of Nassau in the Bahamas. He also continued to travel to the west and Canada. In later life, Bierstadt's work fell increasingly out of critical favor. It was attacked for its theatrical tone.
In 1882 Bierstadt's studio at Irvington, New York, was destroyed by fire, resulting in the loss of many of his paintings. By the time of his death on February 18, 1902, the taste for epic landscape painting had long since subsided. Bierstadt was then largely forgotten. He was buried at the Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Interest in his work was renewed in the 1960s, with the exhibition of his small oil studies. The subsequent reassessment of Bierstadt's work has placed it in a favorable context:
The temptation (to criticize him) should be steadfastly resisted. Bierstadt's theatrical art, fervent sociability, international outlook, and unquenchable personal energy reflected the epic expansion in every facet of western civilization during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Bierstadt was a prolific artist, having completed over 500 paintings during his lifetime. Many of these are held by museums across the United States.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GjqM2ePe3fQ/V-orKFQEqmI/AAAAAAACZPU/6qd63dhZGe01j9mi-Pe2A-f7DDZlMYBTgCJoC/w506-h750/DC.png
7 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/112294074589988033840 Real Up Classic : Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902) Title : Sunrise on the Matterhorn. Date : circa 1875...
Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902)
Title : Sunrise on the Matterhorn.
Date : circa 1875
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 148.6 x 108.3 cm ; (58 1/2 x 42 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions : Signed (lower left).
Current location : Private collection.

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was an German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.
Born in Germany, Bierstadt was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He later returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along this scenic river. Their style was based on carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.

Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany. The following year, in 1831, his family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. At an early age Bierstadt developed a taste for art and made clever crayon sketches in his youth. In 1851, he began to paint in oils.
He returned to Germany in 1853 and studied painting for several years in Düsseldorf with members of its informal school of painting. After returning to New Bedford in 1857, he taught drawing and painting briefly, before devoting himself full-time to painting.
In 1858 he exhibited a large painting of a Swiss landscape at the National Academy of Design, which gained him positive critical reception and honorary membership in the Academy. At this time Bierstadt began painting scenes in New England and upstate New York, including in the Hudson River valley. A group of artists known as the Hudson River School portrayed its majestic landscapes and craggy areas, as well as the light affected by the changing waters.

In 1859, Bierstadt traveled westward in the company of Frederick W. Lander, a land surveyor for the U.S. government, to see those landscapes. He returned to a studio he had taken at the Tenth Street Studio Building in New York with sketches that would result in numerous finished paintings. In 1863 he traveled west again, this time in the company of the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, whose wife he would later marry. Throughout the 1860s, Bierstadt used studies from this trip as the source for large-scale paintings for exhibition. He continued to visit the American West throughout his career.
During the American Civil War, Bierstadt paid for a substitute to serve in his place when he was drafted in 1863. He completed one Civil War painting Guerrilla Warfare, Civil War in 1862, based on his brief experiences with soldiers stationed at Camp Cameron in 1861. Bierstadt's painting was based on a stereo photograph taken by his brother Edward Bierstadt, who operated a photography studio at Langley's Tavern in Virginia. Bierstadt's painting received a positive review when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 1861. Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey observes that Bierstadt's painting, created from photographs, "is quintessentially that of a voyeur, privy to the stories and unblemished by the violence and brutality of first-hand combat experience."
In 1860, he was elected a member of the National Academy; he received medals in Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, and Germany. In 1867 he traveled to London, where he exhibited two landscape paintings in a private reception with Queen Victoria. He traveled through Europe for two years, cultivating social and business contacts to sustain the market for his work overseas.

A trip to the Yellowstone region in 1871 yielded numerous drawings of the area's geysers and picturesque topography. These works were instrumental in convincing the United States Congress to pass the Yellowstone Park Bill in 1872, thus establishing the first national park in the world. Soon thereafter Congress purchased a large painting from Bierstadt for $10,000. As a result of the publicity generated by his Yellowstone paintings, Bierstadt's presence was requested by every explorer considering a westward expedition, and he was commissioned by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to visit the Grand Canyon for further subject matter.
Bierstadt's technical proficiency, earned through his study of European landscape, was crucial to his success as a painter of the American West. It accounted for his popularity in disseminating views of the Rockies to those who had not seen them. The immense canvases he produced after his trips with Lander and Ludlow established him as the preeminent painter of the western American landscape. Financial recognition confirmed his status: The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, completed in 1863, was purchased for $25,000 in 1865.
Despite his popular success, Bierstadt was criticized by some contemporaries for the romanticism evident in his choices of subject and his use of light was felt to be excessive. His exhibition pieces were brilliantly crafted images that glorified the American West as a land of promise. Bierstadt's choice of grandiloquent subjects was matched by his entrepreneurial flair. His exhibitions of individual works were accompanied by promotion, ticket sales, and, in the words of one critic, a "vast machinery of advertisement and puffery."

His wife was diagnosed with consumption in 1876, and from then until her death in 1893, Bierstadt spent time with her in the warmer climate of Nassau in the Bahamas. He also continued to travel to the west and Canada. In later life, Bierstadt's work fell increasingly out of critical favor. It was attacked for its theatrical tone.
In 1882 Bierstadt's studio at Irvington, New York, was destroyed by fire, resulting in the loss of many of his paintings. By the time of his death on February 18, 1902, the taste for epic landscape painting had long since subsided. Bierstadt was then largely forgotten. He was buried at the Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Interest in his work was renewed in the 1960s, with the exhibition of his small oil studies. The subsequent reassessment of Bierstadt's work has placed it in a favorable context:
The temptation (to criticize him) should be steadfastly resisted. Bierstadt's theatrical art, fervent sociability, international outlook, and unquenchable personal energy reflected the epic expansion in every facet of western civilization during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Bierstadt was a prolific artist, having completed over 500 paintings during his lifetime. Many of these are held by museums across the United States.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_qNhlfS6BTU/V-ofUqeQXII/AAAAAAACZOk/4Y12_cWh1YYXAfRpVeTXWSu7-PFJVL9WwCJoC/w506-h750/DC.png
7 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/112294074589988033840 Real Up Classic : Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902) Title : Giant Redwood Trees of California. Date : 1874...
Artist : Albert Bierstadt (German , 1830 - 1902)
Title : Giant Redwood Trees of California.
Date : 1874
Medium : oil on canvas
Dimensions : 138.4 × 166.4 cm ; (54.5 × 65.5 in.)
Inscriptions : Signed ; ABierstadt (lower left).
Current location : Berkshire Museum , Massachusetts, United States.

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 - February 18, 1902) was an German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.
Born in Germany, Bierstadt was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He later returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along this scenic river. Their style was based on carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.

Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany. The following year, in 1831, his family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. At an early age Bierstadt developed a taste for art and made clever crayon sketches in his youth. In 1851, he began to paint in oils.
He returned to Germany in 1853 and studied painting for several years in Düsseldorf with members of its informal school of painting. After returning to New Bedford in 1857, he taught drawing and painting briefly, before devoting himself full-time to painting.
In 1858 he exhibited a large painting of a Swiss landscape at the National Academy of Design, which gained him positive critical reception and honorary membership in the Academy. At this time Bierstadt began painting scenes in New England and upstate New York, including in the Hudson River valley. A group of artists known as the Hudson River School portrayed its majestic landscapes and craggy areas, as well as the light affected by the changing waters.

In 1859, Bierstadt traveled westward in the company of Frederick W. Lander, a land surveyor for the U.S. government, to see those landscapes. He returned to a studio he had taken at the Tenth Street Studio Building in New York with sketches that would result in numerous finished paintings. In 1863 he traveled west again, this time in the company of the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, whose wife he would later marry. Throughout the 1860s, Bierstadt used studies from this trip as the source for large-scale paintings for exhibition. He continued to visit the American West throughout his career.
During the American Civil War, Bierstadt paid for a substitute to serve in his place when he was drafted in 1863. He completed one Civil War painting Guerrilla Warfare, Civil War in 1862, based on his brief experiences with soldiers stationed at Camp Cameron in 1861. Bierstadt's painting was based on a stereo photograph taken by his brother Edward Bierstadt, who operated a photography studio at Langley's Tavern in Virginia. Bierstadt's painting received a positive review when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 1861. Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey observes that Bierstadt's painting, created from photographs, "is quintessentially that of a voyeur, privy to the stories and unblemished by the violence and brutality of first-hand combat experience."
In 1860, he was elected a member of the National Academy; he received medals in Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, and Germany. In 1867 he traveled to London, where he exhibited two landscape paintings in a private reception with Queen Victoria. He traveled through Europe for two years, cultivating social and business contacts to sustain the market for his work overseas.

A trip to the Yellowstone region in 1871 yielded numerous drawings of the area's geysers and picturesque topography. These works were instrumental in convincing the United States Congress to pass the Yellowstone Park Bill in 1872, thus establishing the first national park in the world. Soon thereafter Congress purchased a large painting from Bierstadt for $10,000. As a result of the publicity generated by his Yellowstone paintings, Bierstadt's presence was requested by every explorer considering a westward expedition, and he was commissioned by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to visit the Grand Canyon for further subject matter.
Bierstadt's technical proficiency, earned through his study of European landscape, was crucial to his success as a painter of the American West. It accounted for his popularity in disseminating views of the Rockies to those who had not seen them. The immense canvases he produced after his trips with Lander and Ludlow established him as the preeminent painter of the western American landscape. Financial recognition confirmed his status: The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, completed in 1863, was purchased for $25,000 in 1865.
Despite his popular success, Bierstadt was criticized by some contemporaries for the romanticism evident in his choices of subject and his use of light was felt to be excessive. His exhibition pieces were brilliantly crafted images that glorified the American West as a land of promise. Bierstadt's choice of grandiloquent subjects was matched by his entrepreneurial flair. His exhibitions of individual works were accompanied by promotion, ticket sales, and, in the words of one critic, a "vast machinery of advertisement and puffery."

His wife was diagnosed with consumption in 1876, and from then until her death in 1893, Bierstadt spent time with her in the warmer climate of Nassau in the Bahamas. He also continued to travel to the west and Canada. In later life, Bierstadt's work fell increasingly out of critical favor. It was attacked for its theatrical tone.
In 1882 Bierstadt's studio at Irvington, New York, was destroyed by fire, resulting in the loss of many of his paintings. By the time of his death on February 18, 1902, the taste for epic landscape painting had long since subsided. Bierstadt was then largely forgotten. He was buried at the Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Interest in his work was renewed in the 1960s, with the exhibition of his small oil studies. The subsequent reassessment of Bierstadt's work has placed it in a favorable context:
The temptation (to criticize him) should be steadfastly resisted. Bierstadt's theatrical art, fervent sociability, international outlook, and unquenchable personal energy reflected the epic expansion in every facet of western civilization during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Bierstadt was a prolific artist, having completed over 500 paintings during his lifetime. Many of these are held by museums across the United States.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IwIiJMdfGIY/V-rcBHcxRCI/AAAAAAACZTs/wQxhnxNRSRYWqjQW5fq-sWBSGsx-IivfgCJoC/w506-h750/DC.png
7 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/102590703321059520386 wkio nia : live cam sex free cam 8 whitby web cam live streamen cam queen victoria web cam
live cam sex free cam 8 whitby web cam live streamen cam queen victoria web cam 
cams 4 u
ben nevis web cam
8 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/112957284915810392180 Thomas Norton (Mark Grehan) : Ladies and Gentleman it is strongly believed that Queen Victoria would indeed be most amused if one ...
Ladies and Gentleman it is strongly believed that Queen Victoria would indeed be most amused if one was to back this rather splendid publication.
So Huzzah for Stygian Fox Publishing,  the purveyors of fine gaming periodicals.
Hudson & Brand, Inquiry Agents of the Obscure.
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Hudson & Brand, Inquiry Agents of the Obscure. project video thumbnail. Play. Replay with sound. Play with sound. 00:00. 00:00. Kickstarter.
11 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/105249674299966272525 Ghadaa Kimo : Victoria and Albert Museum - London The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), London...
Victoria and Albert Museum - London
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), London, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The V&A is located in the Brompton district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in an area that has become known as "Albertopolis" because of its association with Prince Albert, the Albert Memorial and the major cultural institutions with which he was associated, these include the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.
The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport., like other national British museums, entrance to the museum has been free since 2001.
The V&A covers 12.5 acres (5.1 ha) and 145 galleries, it's collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. The holdings of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking, drawings and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
The museum owns the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture, with the holdings of Italian Renaissance items being the largest outside Italy.
The departments of Asia include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world, the East Asian collections are among the best in Europe, with particular strengths in ceramics and metalwork, while the Islamic collection is amongst the largest in the Western world. Overall, it is one of the largest museums in the world.
New 17th- and 18th-century European galleries were opened on 9 December 2015. These restored the original Aston Webb interiors and will host the European collections 1600–1815.
(text Wikipedia)

#england #london #architecture #architecturephotography #architectural #museum #victoria #albert #building #photography #photooftheday #photo #photographer #tourism #tourist #tourisme #josephdebattista #places #placestovisit #placestosee #google #googlephotos #googleplusphotos  
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F_JflnWa-w4/VzXea8sI6sI/AAAAAAAAi2Y/l_UFHKWx8_o0VBUDq7UZVGYH7bG0ZQ5cwCL0B/w506-h750/Victoria%2Band%2BAlbert%2BMuseum%2BLondon%2BEngland%2B%2B%2B%25C2%25A9%2BJoseph%2BDebattista%2B%2Bcl.jpg
11 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/106476358730827221333 Yi Jiun : What kind of legacy is Hillary Clinton going to leave behind? And, where will her place be in history...
What kind of legacy is Hillary Clinton going to leave behind?
And, where will her place be in history?

In this regard, a few influential female figures came to my mind:

1) Wu Zetian of the Tang dynasty (promoting Buddhism and opening up China to usher in the Golden Age of Imperial China)

2) Catherine the Great of the Russian empire (setting the stage to end Napoleon's European conquest and enter "The Great Game")

3) Queen Victoria of the British empire (building the empire on which the sun never set)
4) Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" of the British empire (striving to preserve Colonial "pearls")

5) Angela Merkel of Germany (EU crisis)
6) Christine Largarde of the IMF (global economic order in transition)

Sophia Frederica Augusta -
"The more a man knows, the more he forgives."
"A great wind is blowing and that either gives you imagination...or a headache."

Alexandrina Victoria -
"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist."
"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-womack/stop-pretending-you-dont-_b_12191766.html?
12 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/115342044002815730561 Sandy Stevenson : Tour Scotland photograph of the Major General Robert Bruce Memorial, Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland...
Tour Scotland photograph of the Major General Robert Bruce Memorial, Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland. Major-General the Honourable Robert Bruce, born 15 March 1813, died 27 June 1862, was a British Army officer who served as Governor to the young Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. He was the fourth son of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and the Earl's second son by his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Townsend Oswald. James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin was his elder brother, and his younger brothers included Frederick Wright-Bruce and Thomas Charles Bruce. Bruce entered the Army at the age of seventeen, with the purchase of a commission as ensign and lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards on 18 June 1830. His promotion to lieutenant and captain was purchased on 22 February 1833. Bruce served as adjutant of the regiment from 28 May 1835 until July 1836 and then on the staff of Sir Edward Blakeney, the commander-in-chief in Ireland. Bruce served as military secretary to his brother Lord Elgin, the governor of Jamaica, from 1841 to 1846, in the meantime being promoted captain and lieutenant-colonel in the Grenadier Guards, again by purchase, on 2 August 1844. He acted again as military secretary to his brother from 1847 to 1854, during Elgin's term as Governor-General of the Province of Canada, and on 20 June 1854 he was granted brevet rank as colonel. He returned to England in that year and served briefly as a surveyor-general at the Board of Ordnance. He was promoted major of his regiment, without purchase, on 16 September 1856, and served until he retired as a lieutenant-colonel on the half-pay unattached list on 7 December 1858. In 1858 Bruce was appointed governor to the seventeen-year-old Prince of Wales, following the dismissal of the Prince's tutor Frederick Waymouth Gibbs. He attended the Prince during his time at Christ Church, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge between 1859 and 1861, and accompanied him on his trips to Rome in 1859 and Canada and the United States in 1860. On 7 December 1859 he was promoted major-general. In 1862 he went with the Prince of Wales on a tour of the Near East, where he caught a fever. He died at St James's Palace in the rooms of his sister Lady Augusta Bruce, later wife of Dean Stanley. Bruce was married on 2 May 1848 to Katherine Mary, second daughter of Sir Michael Shaw Stewart, 6th Baronet. They had no children. The Hon. Mrs Bruce was appointed a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria in 1866, and was a Lady of the Order of Victoria and Albert. She died on 3 December 1889.

Britain, United Kingdom, Scottish Blog, About, Activity, Activities. Adventures, Alba, Amazing, Ancestry, Around, Attractions, Backroad, Beautiful, Best, British Isles, Blogging, Bucket List, Destination. Destinations, Discover, Escape, Environment, Experiences, Explore, Explorer, Fan, Favourite, Genealogy, Small Group Tour, Guides, Ideas, Images, Information, Heritage, Historic, Holiday, Holidays, History, I know, Itineraries, Locations, Love, Magical, Must See. Now, Photo, Photogenic, Photos, Picture, Pictures, Photography, Places, Popular, Region, Scenic, Scotland's, Scots, Sightseeing, Spectacular, Spirit Of, Trip, Stay, Stays, Staycation, Reasons To Autumn Visit, Free Things To Do, Tips, Tour, Tours, Tourist, Tours, Travel, Travelling, Trip, Tourist, Tourism, Welcome, UK, Vacation, Visit, Visitor, Visitors, Where To Go, Blogs
Tour Scotland Photograph Major General Robert Bruce Memorial Dunfermline Abbey
Tour Scotland photograph of the Major General Robert Bruce Memorial, Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland. Major-General the Honourable Robert Bruce, born 15 March 1813, died 27 June 1862, was a British Army officer who served a...
13 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/108682444392187395263 ramgopal rajib : Queen Victoria Memorial Hall
Queen Victoria Memorial Hall
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5nnavUufKb8/V-q35sGGjpI/AAAAAAAAHgI/inaeQgAkVJIrlEj-cNd0bk7Byg-KeozHACJoC/w506-h750/20160909_160414.jpg
15 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/115066060529899122535 Xmaslet : The Christmas tree made its way to America in the 1830s but wasn’t popular until 1846, after Germany’s...
The Christmas tree made its way to America in the 1830s but wasn’t popular until 1846, after Germany’s Prince Albert brought it to England when he married Queen Victoria. The two were sketched in front of a Christmas tree and the tradition instantly became popular. Royal fever was real even back then.
#Christmas #Christmas2016 #Xmas #Xmaslet #ILoveXmas #Recipes #ChristmasDecoration #Christmastree #Christmassong #Gifts #ChristmasGifts
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ycQqRv_KP_Q/V-q0QMVmqDI/AAAAAAAAAdc/zTvZayocWzY9TVvdytsqq77W2yxwQykRgCJoC/w506-h750/b023c345-4256-4364-a265-a20ec1913c7f
16 hours ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/101002598732098972189 Clayton Reserefoot : weymouth web cam live hidden shower cam web cam models hidden cam sister times square web cam sport ...
weymouth web cam live hidden shower cam web cam models hidden cam sister times square web cam sport cam dash cam amazon las vegas cam japanese massage hidden cam queen victoria web cam 
best dash cam 2015
candy cam
18 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/115184549361060769111 Rosetta Bloom : The real story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's #romance http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-09...
The real story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's #romance http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-09-18/the-real-story-of-queen-victoria-and-prince-alberts-romance
The real story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's romance
Were Victoria and Albert really first cousins? A brief guide to the real-life heritage of the royal couple, as played in the ITV drama by Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes
19 hours ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/118362603921870648671 tippi maravala : ola Jordan can be jimmy carr aka mrs Iqbal next door to tippi doing hell after hell on tippi and james...
ola Jordan can be jimmy carr aka mrs Iqbal next door to tippi doing hell after hell on tippi and james Jordan can be prince albert in queen Victoria............................Victoria can be ola Jordan says nyna
21 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/101521395677948028629 Alois ડ ઽ : Everyone be like: "Ash sucks balls" "Angela was a slut" "I'm happy they died" BUT I DON'T HEAR YOU ...
Everyone be like: "Ash sucks balls" "Angela was a slut" "I'm happy they died"

BUT I DON'T HEAR YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT QUEEN VICTORIA THE MASTERMINDS BEHIND ALL THIS-
22 hours ago - Via Community - View -
https://plus.google.com/114786621637306433447 John Kar : I do like a little fringe every now and then... QUEEN VICTORIA FRINGE BROOCH This star-like diamond...
I do like a little fringe every now and then...

QUEEN VICTORIA FRINGE BROOCH This star-like diamond with strings of diamonds attached was made for Queen Victoria in 1856 by Garrard & Co. from diamonds she had been given by the Sultan of Turkey. The brooch has been worn by every Queen that has followed her.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B_UifSogZAg/V-YkqEQmNvI/AAAAAAADrPw/Byo7Cwg6pQknlckhAPq0Kdpm9o2B48PjACJoC/w506-h750/16%2B-%2B1
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View -