While Europe's eye is fixed on mighty things, / The fate of Empires and the fall of Kings, / While quacks of State must each produce his plan, / And even children lisp the Rights of Man; / Amid this mighty fuss let me mention, / The Rights of Woman merit some attention. - ROBERT BURNS

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


A new Art blog begins on Friday 26th June
will show 72 paintings by Vincent van Gogh


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Leonilla Bariatinskaya, Princess of Sayn-Wittenstein-Sayn"


Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-73

There are now 180 paintings in this blog and the above portrait brings the series to an end.
The new blog "My Selection of 19th Century British Paintings" begins tomorrow -


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

"Diana and her Nymphs"

Jacob Van Loo 1614-70
BLOG NEWS - "The Eternal Venus" will have shown 180 paintings by Friday and will come to an end then. "My Own Selection of Pre-Raphaelite Paintings" which ran from June 2010 to June 2011 returns on Saturday 7th with a new title "My Own Selection of British Art of the 19th Century" but using the same address - http://myownselection.blogspot.com