lady in veil

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Co-star Jaime Murray about David Suchet’s Poirot smell
(Agatha Christie’s Poirot 10x01: “The Mystery of the Blue Train”)

The Lady with the Veil, by Alexander Roslin

I have received quite a few messages in the past regarding the painting I keep as my icon. It has prompted me to write a little info on this beautiful masterpiece. The painting in question is named La Dame au voile’ (‘The Lady with the Veil’) and was created in 1768. It is a piece that just screams ‘mysterious,’ which I just love so much.

The artist was a Swedish portrait painter named Alexander Roslin (1718-1793) who would eventually earn his fame in France. The model to this piece, which is considered Roslin’s most well-known by far, is in fact his wife; Marie-Suzanne Giroust (1734-1772). Giroust was an artist herself, a pastel painter to be exact. She was held in high regard for her work, having been a member (along with her husband) of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (the French Art Academy). Her husband once said she was a more skilled pastel painter than himself.

The painting became an instant success. The atmosphere is fashionable and tempting, yet retains secrecy and mystery. Symbolism is included, such as the fan she uses to stroke her cheek and her Bolognese dress. Fans were often used as ways of sending discreet messages with the way they were held, opened, or closed. Paired with a mischievous smile, it is difficult not to be entranced by this sphinx-like woman.

Posts I’ve done on art movements, artists, and art techniques so far

Art Movements

Artists

Art Techniques

Other Stuff You Might Like To Read

The Death of Vincent van Gogh
My Blabbering About My Favourite Painting - Vengence Is Sworn
The Sick Child by Edvard Munch
The Lady with the Veil by Alexander Roslin - AKA Another of my Ultimate Favourites
Analysis of the painting Salomé, 1909, by Paul Antoine de la Boulaye
The Portrait of Manon Balletti, 1757, by Jean-Marc Nattier
The Last Painting of Frida Kahlo
William Morris’ Part in Arsenic Houses
Pre-Raphaelite Model, Jane Morris
Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks
Sculpture of Pietà
Recommended Art Books ;; The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
Recommended Art Books ;; Klimt (Essential Art) by Laura Payne


I am positive there is many, many more (especially of the art techniques), however because of tags playing up and my blog had a problem with a whole page disappearing, these are the only I could find at the moment. More will certainly be added. You can exoect another post filled with even more art history info! Hopefully all the links work.

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“Neat where others were sloppy, organized where they were confused, sure of himself while they floundered, he cut a swath through England’s murderers that left the police far behind.
Unimpressed by titles, unfazed by difficulties, untiring in his labours, Hercule Poirot stood as a bulwark protecting English society from legions of lady poisoners, gentlemen stranglers, and murderers of all sorts and persuasions who, without his efforts, would have escaped justice.
Though he occasionally berated himself for his few mistakes and miscalculations, he knew his own worth well enough. Spurning false modesty, he allowed as how he was ‘the greatest mind in Europe.’”

- ‘Hercule Poirot, The Man and the Myth’ by Jerry Keucher, from The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie by Dick Riley and Pam McAllister

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I made this playlist for darkiplier and Antisepticeye (their alternate personalities separately) I by no means ship them and this is in no way made for that but you feel free to let your imagination run wild. This is for them individually, some songs work better for dark, some work better for anti, some work for both. I hope y'all enjoy! P.S. You don’t have to like jack or mark to listen to this playlist it’s out for everyone who will enjoy listening to it ^_^

Link:
Darkiplier/Antisepticeye Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcWXVzlEgW9Iga0F9DWUXgXXv5w4asyM8

Playlist tracks:

- sellouts by Breathe Carolina feat. Danny Worsnop

- bad romance (cover) by artist vs poet

- see you again (cover) by Breathe Carolina

-my songs know what you did in the dark (light em up) by fall out boy

- Ghostbusters (I’m not afraid) by fall out boy

- the death of me by Asking Alexandria

- drag me to the grave by black veil brides

- paralyzer by finger Eleven

- monster by lady Gaga

- don’t threaten me with a good time by Panic! At the Disco

- mercenary by Panic at the Disco

- blood by my chemical romance

- kill all your friends by my chemical romance

- Astro zombies (cover) by My Chemical romance

- burn bright by My Chemical romance

- gorgeous nightmare by escape the fate

- kill or be killed by new year’s day

- defame me by new year’s day

- eternally yours by motionless in white

- devil’s night by motionless in white

- nightmare by set it off

- why worry by set it off

- N.M.E. by set it off

- my house by pvris

- he’ll above by Pierce the veil

- disasterology by Pierce the veil

-lane boy by twenty one pilots

- heavy dirty soul by twenty-one pilots

- feel by sleeping with sirens

- five nights at Freddy’s 1 song by the living tombstone

- your so creepy by ghost town

- sick like me by in this moment

- I’m a mess by Frnkiero andthe patience

- world destroyer by Frnkiero andthe patience

- joyriding by Frnkiero andthe Cellabration

- black box by 3oh!3

- makeshift love by good Charlotte

- one of then will destroy the other by mayday parade

- living hell by new found glory

- after midnight by blink 182

- bang bang by Green day

- Redeemer by blood on the dancefloor

- the black by asking Alexandria

- let’s kill tonight by panic at the Disco

- I never told you what I do for a living by my chemical romance

- demolition lovers by my chemical romance

- issues by escape the fate

- malevolence by new year’s day

- I’m about to break you by new year’s day

- creatures by motionless in white

- four corners two sides by sleeping with sirens

- feed my Frankenstein by Alice Cooper

- monster by skillet

- whispers in the dark by skillet

- out of hell by skillet

- Mr doctor man by Palaye Royale