WORTH TRAINED and BEADED SILK BALL GOWN, 1887 - 1890.
Tone on tone cream satin brocade in a large-scale floral, 1-piece having sleeveless boned back-lacing bodice decorated around arm openings with scalloped white chiffon, crystal beads, silver sequins and metallic threads, beaded triangle below scoop neck, center front skirt panel with beaded slits to knee and crenelated hem backed in lace ruffles and pleated silk, skirt back having outward facing pleats flanking center inverted pleats and train.
IT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED YOU DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE ENTIRE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES SERIES (ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, ANNE OF AVONLEA, ANNE OF THE ISLAND, ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS/ANNE OF WINDY WILLOWS, ANNE’S HOUSE OF DREAMS, ANNE OF INGLESIDE, RAINBOW VALLEY, AND RILLA OFINGLESIDE). YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Believe it or not, there are two ways we can look at the timeline of the Anne of Green Gables series. The first way is what I guess you would call the traditional way, and the second way is one that I truthfully, just recently realized, and is based on content.
The Konstantinovichi ~ Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich Romanov of Russia,his wife Grand Duchess Elizaveta Mavrikievna Romanova of Russia (Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg), and their eight children:
Prince Ioann (1886–1918)
Prince Gavril (1887–1955)
Princess Tatiana (1890–1979)
Prince Konstantin (1891–1918)
Prince Oleg (1892–1914)
Prince Igor (1894–1918)
Prince George (1903–1938)
Princess Vera (1906–2001)
They had another daughter,Natalia who died in infancy.
Silver snuffbox by William Francis Garrud, in business ca. 1887 - 1890 at Holborn Circus, London. Engraved entwined initials: A & C. This is one of my prized possessions; found it in a Portobello Road antique shop back in 2011. I can’t wear this today, but I can carry it!
To be honest, I’ve never really thought about it much - it just feels natural. All of the art I post creates certain feelings in me; something like intuition, recognition, nostalgia, mystery, and/or comfort.
Of course, there’s also just the plain aesthetic he offers - the huge stylistic differences over 10 years (and even year-to-year) - and he was really prolific.
The thought that Van Gogh was “crazy”, disturbed, or any of these things (of course, he was wild and drunk at times - also probably suffering sunstroke, and malnutrition at others), to me, isn’t reflected in any of his work, especially not that from 1887-1890 (what I consider his peak); he’s a master on par with any other master from any other era.
His work exudes emotion, excitement, skill, playfulness, and ultimately, control. To me, he feels like a Zen Master. Really, I think all the art I post, whether before Van Gogh, or after, is measured against him, and that’s what helps make my blog so successful, and personally satisfying.
Thanks for the question, I could easily write 100 pgs. on this.