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Maria Magdalena ~ Carlo Crivelli ~1480

Maria Magdalena ~ Carlo Crivelli ~1480

ROUSHAM HALL GARDENS - note to self: don't deadhead the foxgloves when they start to look a little old. They're always disappointing when they rebloom, and this one here is really great, in a raggedy sort of way.

ROUSHAM HALL GARDENS - note to self: don't deadhead the foxgloves when they start to look a little old. They're always disappointing when they rebloom, and this one here is really great, in a raggedy sort of way.

"The Birth of Venus" - detail, Sandro Botticelli, 1485.  She's about my favorite one in the painting

"The Birth of Venus" - detail, Sandro Botticelli, 1485. She's about my favorite one in the painting

Botticelli The Birth of Venus in the  Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Truly beautiful.. Most of the time you only see a part of the painting..

Botticelli The Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Truly beautiful.. Most of the time you only see a part of the painting..

combining old with new

combining old with new

Nick Patten - notice how Edward Hopper managed to instil life in his lonley rooms, I don't think Patten does despite lovely artwork

Nick Patten - notice how Edward Hopper managed to instil life in his lonley rooms, I don't think Patten does despite lovely artwork

Peter Courten by Salomon Mesdach, 1617

Peter Courten by Salomon Mesdach, 1617

Nicola Samori, Aor, 2006/2012, oil on copper -- The paintings of Italian artist, Nicola Samori, are full of sensuous energy. The thirty-five year old’s style is derived from the classical paintings of early renaissance masters. With the highest degree of precession, his figures emerge from the darkness of pictorial space into the light with dramatic realism. www.nicolasamori....

Nicola Samori, Aor, 2006/2012, oil on copper -- The paintings of Italian artist, Nicola Samori, are full of sensuous energy. The thirty-five year old’s style is derived from the classical paintings of early renaissance masters. With the highest degree of precession, his figures emerge from the darkness of pictorial space into the light with dramatic realism. www.nicolasamori....

Alleged portrait of Catherine Carey by van der Meulen 1562

Alleged portrait of Catherine Carey by van der Meulen 1562

Alfons Maria Mucha(24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist - Poster for Victorien Sardou`s Gismonda starri… , 1894

Alfons Maria Mucha(24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist - Poster for Victorien Sardou`s Gismonda starri… , 1894