Sioux Chief Sitting Bull - Sioux, or Dakota, Indians, a large and powerful tribe of Indians, who were found by the French, in 1640, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The Algonquiens called them Nadowessioux, whence they came to be called Sioux. They occupied the vast domain extending from the Arkansas River, in the south, to the western tributary of Lake Winnipeg, in the north, and westward to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.
The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…
1580-1600 French silk cloak at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - I am fascinated with the wide band of embroidery here, as well as the colour. It all looks very rich, even if the red has faded a bit to pink over the years.
Vanishing (Carole Brémaud); They faces are distorted and blank, giving the figures within the portraits/paintings a sense of anonymity and emotionless. This is a technique I will surely use within my work by using self portraits or portraits of loved ones yet using more intense colour and shapes to create an expressionist piece.