14 Initially the Keeper of Paintings, William Seguier , bore the burden of managing the Gallery, but in July 1824 some of this responsibility fell to the newly formed board of trustees.

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Jan van Eyck was a famous Flemish artist from the 15th century who achieved similar success from this part of the world as other famous painters such as Hieronymus Bosch, Bruegel the Elder and Younger. It’s also a thought that occurred to me a few days ago. picplzthumbs I thought that maybe I should have compassion for the ideological female supremacists. I think you’re right that if you look beneath the icy exterior of even the most seemingly self assured female supremacist, there is an emotional legacy of humiliation, disenfranchisement, and even dehumanization, that has been inflicted on women. To others, ‘Apartheid’ is dead(alive) and still going strong, today, and if as they … Read the rest

In the not-so-recent past, when someone wanted to buy art, they had to walk into a gallery in a major city. Just as developing conceptions of ancestry provide important background for understanding the monastic programs, the development for the elite of architectural forms that accommodated ritual household devotion and decoration that depicted (actual and ideal) ancestors also enhances our understanding of the setting of the later programs. In early imperial elite houses, the tablinum, typically located on the side of the atrium facing the entrance, was a focal point of the household as the office, reception room, and location of a household shrine. The nexus of atrium and tablinum was where current household business and family history were concentrated: ancestor portraits were kept in this area, where they oversaw family celebrations and rites of passage, and inspired the young to emulate them; and this was where important household documents were … Read the rest