olde_fashioned: (Waterhouse -- Psyche)
John William Waterhouse, has been one of my absolute favourite artists ever since I learned of his existence. He needs no preamble, and this time around I've gone for a much simpler approach, to better allow the beauty of the original works to do all the talking. ;)

I've preserved the title of the each painting in the URL and file names.

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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''She has a lovely face, // God in His mercy lend her grace, // The Lady of Shalott.'' )
olde_fashioned: (18th C. -- Romney white)
This is a MASSIVE dump of icons posted in honour of two very special friends (you know who you are!) who both happen to share a love of the 18th century; I hope no one minds "sharing" a gift, as I am posting them publicly for the enjoyment of all my other readers! ;-D

I do apologize for the lack of my usual extensive noting of the artist and painting in my art posts, but to be frank, the vast majority of these I found without any names attached to them; therefore, I am in complete ignorance. Deciding it would be better to post them as unknowns than to never use them, I've thrown them in random order along with some other paintings whose artist and subject name (and, sometimes a date) I have endeavored to preserve in the file name (right-click>>copy image location, or right-click>>save image as).

The tags will give you an idea of some of the artists you can expect to see. ;-)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. )
olde_fashioned: (18th C.  -- Boucher hair)
It has been seemingly a century since I've posted any icons, and even longer since any art ones. Thus, here I am to remedy that malady, with one of my favourite eras, and one of my favourite artists from that era. I simply love Boucher's paintings (though I recommend browsing his work with some caution, as he had a penchant for nudes).

These have been on my computer since before I moved, but "unpublished" if you will, except for the few I've been using in my userpics of late. A few duplicates in the way of one painting in multiple icons hopefully won't disappoint, and brownie points to anyone who can spot the painting used on one of my favourite fashion books! ;-D

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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beauty is truth )
olde_fashioned: (18th C. -- Romney ivory)
This is a monstrous collection of 18th century icons. I've got loads of batches that I haven't gotten around to posting, due to being busy, and this is only one of them. There are more 18th century paintings than you can shake a stick at, from so many different artists that it was quite a feat to keep track of them all! Where I couldn't discover the name of the artist/painting, I've put "unknown" next to as much information as I have.

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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beauty is a remnant of perfection in a fallen world )
olde_fashioned: (18th C. -- Gainsborough pink)
This time the paintings I've iconed are all by Romney, Raeburn, Reynolds and a delightfully 18th century-style artist by the name of Charles Chaplin. ;-) Even though he lived and painted in the Victorian era, I felt his work was sufficiently "18th century-esque" to include here.

This time I did a number of men and soldiers in addition to my usual pretty ladies in pretty dresses. ;-D

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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beauty is the shadow of God in the universe )
olde_fashioned: (Waterhouse -- Miranda and the Tempest)
It seems an age since I've posted any icons! I have a veritable army of them cluttering up my harddrive, so I plan on getting them up and posted before they all go to waste. ;-P

John William Waterhouse is one of my favourite artists, and I decided to do something a bit different with this batch, including both plain textless icons as well as fancier ones.

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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it's a light that burns so bright // it guides you through the night // and leads you to me )
olde_fashioned: (Regency -- Ingres white gown)
I haven't liked the way things have been turned topsy-turvy in my life of late, and that includes LJ. Apologies for not keeping up with things like I should! I hope to be getting back to where I was before here soon. :-) In the meantime, I'm starting up my Painting of the Week series again.

Feel free to discuss and/or drool! ;-P


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click to enlarge to full painting

This one pertains to this day in history... )
olde_fashioned: (hat -- Jacquet girl in hat)
Not as "costume-y" of a painting this time, but I kind of fell in love with it, lol. I could dream up all sorts of scenarios for this one!

Feel free to discuss and/or drool! ;-P


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click to enlarge to full painting

Image courtesy of the ARC

olde_fashioned: (Victorian -- Fisher's fashion)
A very random batch of various entries for [livejournal.com profile] victorianstills icontests, including the movie versions of Little Women, The Secret Garden, two different Jane Eyre adaptations, portraits of Queen Victoria, and some art ranging from work by Harrison Fisher, Kate Greenaway, and period fashion plates. Some of these are a bit older as I haven't done a big miscellaneous post in a while.

There are a few in here that are Christmas-y as well, if you're looking for those. ;-)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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know that love will shine through darkness // one bright star to light the way )
olde_fashioned: (Anne of Cleves)
A much earlier gown this time, with a bit of an autumn flavour to it. ;-) My favourite aspect of this one is the blackwork on her chemise!

Feel free to discuss and/or drool! ;-P


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click to enlarge to full painting

Image courtesy of the ARC

olde_fashioned: (Tissot -- green bustle)
I'll be willing to bet very few of you have heard of this artist! (and if you have, then I'm duly impressed, lol) I'm not sure what I love most about this painting. Her dress, or her shoe resting on the footstool...

Feel free to discuss and/or drool! ;-P


click to enlarge to full painting
click to enlarge to full painting

Image courtesy of the ARC

olde_fashioned: (1920s fashion -- a la mode)
You can blame my watching the BBC House of Elliot series for this batch. ;-P These are one of quite a few batches made a while back but which I haven't gotten around to posting them yet.

Four dozen icons and three wallpapers, all with the theme of the 1920s, mostly Gazette du Bon Ton fashion illustrations, but with some Vintage photos as well. :-) I was really aiming for an old look with these, with the "scratchy" textures and whatnot.

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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''You live but once; you might as well be amusing.'' ~ Coco Chanel )
olde_fashioned: (Copley -- blue sleeves)
Well, it's all but unanimous. My proposition of a "Painting of the Week" series on my blog was very well received with 50 votes for yes. ;-) I know it's impossible to provide "gems" each and every week, but I certainly hope to find some things that not everyone, myself included, are familiar with! I love finding new paintings to admire. So, without further ado, here is the first...

Feel free to discuss and/or drool! ;-P


click to enlarge to full painting
click to enlarge to full painting

Image courtesy of the ARC

olde_fashioned: (art)
I've been thinking about this for some time. Would anyone be interested in a sort of "Painting of the Week" series on my blog? I come across a lot of artwork while browsing for icon fodder that other people might enjoy looking at, and it might be fun to post a painting a week, or at least I think so. :-)

click for poll )
I'm principally interested in the costumes and clothing depicted in the paintings, myself, so obviously this would mean things more akin to Gainsborough rather than Picasso. ;-P But I do enjoy discovering lesser-known historical artists, so I would try to do that as well.

olde_fashioned: (art)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] anodiel and placed behind a cut due to some Renaissance nudes.

So do you all think this sounds like me, or not? ;-P

''What Your Taste in Art Says About You'' quiz )
olde_fashioned: (18th century -- Copley blue sleeves)
Almost four dozen icons of one of my favourite subjects: 18th Century art and fashions. There are a large amount of John Singleton Copley icons, Allan Ramsay, with Gustave Jean Jacquet, a 19th century artist whose style is so similar that I decided to go ahead and include him, especially since his subjects seem to be clad in 18th century-esque garments. ;-)

Where possible, I've preserved the titles of the paintings in the URLs, except for Ramsay. Minimal again this time, because I felt it suited the portraits better. They're so lovely, they don't need any textures.

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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All our tears have reached the sea // part of you will live in me // way down deep inside my heart )
olde_fashioned: (American -- Prayer at Valley Forge)
Twenty random icons, all with the unifying theme of Americana and patriotism. Mostly September 11th in nature, with a few of George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt thrown in for good measure, because politics just ain't what it used to be.

As always, never alter or steal my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free )
olde_fashioned: (pink -- Tissot bustle)
Twenty-six Frank Weston Benson icons, featuring turn-of-the-century beauties in romantic outdoor settings that have a very "summer-y" feel to them. I have a notecard of his Eleanor (my userpic and #1 in this batch) sitting on the dresser in my room, and I decided to look him up online. They're quite a feast for the eyes, methinks, so how could I possibly resist the temptation to icon them? ;-D

As always, never alter or steal my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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the softness of a cool summer breeze... )
olde_fashioned: (Ingres -- white gown and lavender)
More icontest entries (mostly Regency, but some Medieval, too) of various Jane Austen adaptations, with some paintings by Ingres, Vigee LeBrun, Copley, Gainsborough, and a ton of other Regency images for various [livejournal.com profile] regency_stills contests. :-)

As always, never alter or steal my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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''...allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.'' )
olde_fashioned: (Medieval -- Stitching the Standard)
A bunch of icontest entries this time, mostly of various eras in art (Medieval, Regency, and Victorian) but also of flower stock as well as some of Millais, EB Leighton, Dicksee, Alma-Tadema, and Mucha. I've also included a pair of love banners; one of Medieval art and the other of Mucha. ;-)

As always, never alter my graphics, comment, credit, and enjoy!

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who will go down to the shady groves and summon the shadows there? )

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