Vincent Van Gogh, Cypresses (details)
Ornate and complex astronomy charts from Tibet.
Joseph Wright of Derby, Self-portrait (Detail), 1765-68
I found some old art books today called ‘Celtic Art: The methods of Construction by George Bain’ Which, I found interesting. I only have 4 out of the 7, they are very old (From 55 years ago). I thought I would just share some scans from them, some people might find them useful. :)
Ohhhh horror vacui neat to see tutorials on it.
because celtic knotwork. :D
Silver figure of a Shepherd
1st Century AD
(Source: The British Museum)
A wedding in 1830 by José Gutiérrez de la Vega (attributed), 1830 (detail)
A face carved into a tree trunk was discovered by forestry workers in a remote location up Toba Inlet. It had been staring down an ancient river valley in the rainforest for almost 200 years.
The recent chance discovery was made approximately 60 miles up the inlet and helped to silence a…
Kinbane Castle, Ireland
Kinbane Castle was built in 1547 by Colla MacDonnell, younger brother of the notorious Sorley Boy MacDonnell, during the height of the MacDonnell supremacy along the coast. The name Kinbane means White Head and refers to the white limestone on which the castle stands.
In 1551 the castle was besieged by English forces under Lord Deputy, Sir James Croft, during an expedition against the MacDonnell’s. During another siege in 1555 by English forces, the castle was partly destroyed by cannon fire but was eventually rebuilt.
Legend has it that in the hollow below the castle, known as Lag na Sassenach (Hollow of the English), a 16th century English garrison of soldiers laying siege to the castle were surrounded and massacred. Fires lit on the headland as calls for assistance were answered by clansmen who came from all directions and surrounded the garrison.
Sorley Boy MacDonnell exchanged the castle with another property at Colonsay with Gillaspick MacDonnell, son of Colla MacDonnell. The castle was then presented to the Owen MacIan Dubh MacAllister, 2nd of Loup, Chief of Clan MacAllister as a reward for their service and loyalty to the MacDonnell clan. Owen MacIan Dubh MacAllister was killed in 1571 during a skirmish with the Carrickfergus garrison, fighting alongside Sorley Boy. The castle remained in the descendants of the MacAllisters of Kenbane until the 18th century.
Kinbane Castle is on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, approximately 5 km from Ballycastle on the road to Ballintoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.