olde_fashioned: (LotM -- b&w romance)
One of my very favourite movies, and definitely one of the best set in the 18th century, it's also one of the few movies that's able to boast of being better than the original novel. Plus with gorgeous scenery and such a great soundtrack, you really can't go wrong...

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

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I don't call myself subject to much at all. )
olde_fashioned: (18th C. -- Romney white)
I'm probably the only person who practically squealed with delight upon seeing this linked over at Enchanted Serenity, but OMGOMGOMG WE CAN WATCH THIS HERE IN AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been eagerly following every scrap of news regarding this series on AustenOnly (which is a fantastic blog, btw), so this is thrilling news; at least to an 18th century NERD!!

Usually I've had to wait until it's aired on PBS, and not everything is shown here. I was afraid this wouldn't make it across the pond, because it's not a costume drama.

Part I of At Home With The Georgians

*goes off to geek out*

ETA: Well this went over like a lead balloon...this entry caused a bit of a kerfuffle. Apparently this video was posted on Enchanted Serenity without permission, so the link has been taken down. Sorry everyone if you didn't get a chance to watch it (I didn't get to finish, either). :(

olde_fashioned: (Faithful Friends Forever Be)
Having grown up adoring the books, it still irks me that they changed Elizabeth and made her a blonde (don't EVEN get me started on what they did to Felicity's "meet" dress!!), but at least it's 18th century, right?

In retrospect, it quite possibly could be due to Felicity that I'm so fond of this era...

I suppose we'll never really know. ;-)

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

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''She's an independent-minded horse, that's for certain. Call her Penny for her indePENdence, too.'' )
olde_fashioned: (18th C. -- Reynolds -- Georgiana blue)

I think my fondness for the 18th century is no secret to any of my regular readers. ;-) So you may imagine my surprise and delight upon discovering a copy of Amanda Foreman’s Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire biography at a used bookstore entirely by accident! Having already seen the movie The Duchess, which was inspired by this biography, previously read about the author during production of said film, and recalling recommendations of a trusted friend, I went ahead and bought the book even though I’m not generally one to tackle biographies. (I know, I know; that’s a fault on my part which I’m working at remedying!) Considering my love of history, this is somewhat strange, but most of the biographies (or possibly the authors?) I’ve encountered previously have been dull, dry, and even pretentious, but thankfully Amanda Foreman and her work both proved to be quite the opposite.

As this is only my first real foray into studying the life of Georgiana Cavendish, famous 18th century socialite, aristocrat, figure of fashion and leader of the ton, authoress, political heavyweight and Whig doyenne, I am by no means the best person to judge Foreman’s adherence to historical truths, but since this is one of my very favourite periods in history (if not the favourite, hee hee), I’m already somewhat familiar with the era and therefore (hopefully!), not entirely ignorant. ;-)

Biographical (duh), historical, movie spoilers abound! )
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: (MA -- pink texture)
Even though I'm probably the last person in the galaxy to have seen this movie (let alone iconing it), I finally understand why the gowns from Marie Antoinette are generally referred to as "candy" dresses. There's an unbelievable amount of pretty! Pretty clothes, pretty hairstyles, pretty food, even. Pretty shoes (sans the Chucks, grrr...), pretty music SOME of the time (LOL), and pretty scenery (Versailles!).

Hopefully these turned out as pretty as I tried to make them. ;-D

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

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''This is ridiculous!'' ''This, madame, is Versailles.'' )
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: (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: (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: (18th century -- Copley blue sleeves)
Almost three dozen icons of one of my favourite subjects: 18th Century art and fashions! 8-D Most of these are by Thomas Gainsborough, but there are a few John Singleton Copley icons, as well two wallpapers.

I've preserved the titles of the paintings at the bottom and have numbered them to correspond with their sucessive icons. ;-) Mostly minimal this time around, because I felt it suited the portraits better. They're so lovely, they don't need any textures.

And yes I made one of Blue Boy. ;-P

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

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She said there is no reason, and the truth is plain to see... )
olde_fashioned: (America the beautiful (a))
Taken from an American Vision email newsletter kindly forwarded to me by my brother. ;-)

"On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in (what we now call) Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The session began with Richard Henry Lee of the Virginia delegation reading his resolution in favor of independence from England. What transpired after the reading of Lee’s resolution became the single most significant event in American history. The unanimous vote for independence (New York abstained, but voted in favor one week later) is often something that we take for granted in our 21st century way of thinking. We tend to forget the difficult decisions that were agonized over and the compromises that were made in order to achieve such a bold act of courage by men who were just as human as we are. We tend to look back on these men—the “founding fathers” of our country—with romantic notions of valor and bravery. We tend to think that when they made their declaration of independence that they were ready with a battle plan, that the declaration was merely a formality of a foregone conclusion. But nothing could be farther from the truth."

Read the rest of the article HERE


Mar. 3rd, 2008 03:38 pm
olde_fashioned: (18th century La Toilette (costume_stills)
I guess reading Vogue magazine does have it's uses, after all! There is going to be a mini-series based on David McCullough's biography of John Adams. I hadn't the slightest clue! Not sure that I'm pleased with all the casting, and Tom Wilkinson has been good in everything I've seen him in, but Benjamin Franklin?! Honestly!

Can anyone say, yay 18th century fashions? :-D

I think I want Laura Linney's cloak when they're finished with it. *lol*
olde_fashioned: (18th Century girl looking upwards)
Whoo hoo! Just what I need!! Another time-waster!

18th Century dress-up doll

I love these things.
olde_fashioned: (Regency -- white/teal (Jane Fairfax))
A miscellaneous batch of art and fashion icons that I made for various icontests that I participate in. These are mainly from the Colonial, Regency, Napoleonic, eras, with a few other eras thrown in for good measure. As always, my icons are not bases, please credit/comment if taking, and enjoy!

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I'll spend my days in endless roaming )
olde_fashioned: (18th century -- Copley lady in brown)
A rather random batch of beautiful women, by Bouguereau, Lord Frederick Leighton, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, and others. Please comment with the number of the icon(s) and credit me in your keywords if you're taking, and most importantly -- enjoy! :-D


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''Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.'' )
olde_fashioned: (art -- pink)
34 icons: 22 of the artwork of Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun and 12 of some Vintage Italian lady coasters of mine. I think these are Vintage, but sadly the ones for March and December have been lost. :-( As for the Vigee Le Brun icons, I just couldn't get enough of her artwork! Some of the costumes depicted are vasilate between late-Georgian and Regency. I love her choice of colors!

Please credit and comment, right-click to see the name of the painting, and don't steal or hotlink. Enjoy!

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder )
olde_fashioned: (freedom -- horse)
Another batch of icons, and this time I have indulged my inner equestrienne. ;-) Most of these are horse-related, but I've thrown in a few random paintings of lovely ladies in pretty dresses. :-P

{~} 1-22 are photographs of horses, mostly Bob Langrish and horses-photos.org stock (hey, a pun!)
{~} 23-32 are from paintings by George Stubbs; right-click to see the names of the paintings.
{~} 33-43 are of various women in art, including some by Waterhouse, Edmund Blair Leighton, Lord Frederick Leighton, Vigee Le Brun, and Van Dyck. Again, right-click to see the URL's and names.

~ Comment/credit if taking (and please tell me which number you're using, since I've been experimenting with my styles and I'd like to know what you like)
~ No altering/stealing/hotlinking
~ Enjoy!


The rest are here! )


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