Art of Santiago Caruso

Santiago Caruso born 1982 Quilmes, Argentina, is a symbolist artist of a decadentavant-garde language, standing out both for the vigor of its poetry as well as for its technique. Dedicated to the fantastique, among his most important illustrated books you can find:  Jane Eyre  (Folio Society);  The Walls of the Castle  (Black Labyrinth);  Three Great Plays of Shakespeare & Don Quixote, (Penguin Readers).  Also, he has created the visual concept of  music albums of different bands from America and Europe. Follow him on Facebook.

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Chronicler of the Native People - Frank Howell

Frank Howell (1937 - 1997) was a well-known Southwest painter, print-maker and gallery owner, he did finely rendered, etching like portraits of time-worn Native Americans. His goal was to depict the dignity of his subjects. 

He studied art and writing at the Unviersity of Northern Iowa and taught high school in Iowa. In the late 1960s, he moved to Colorado and opened Breckenridge Galleries. After living briefly in Taos and Colorado, he opened the Howell Gallery in Santa Fe. 

Frank Howell was described as “having the remarkable ability to make a person feel that, for a moment in time, they were the most important person in his life. Understand that painting is a wonderful kind of mirror that reflects the inner you, not your external appearance. You will have a sense of a kind of timelessness, a humanness the poetics in all things.”

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Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, Countess of Castlemaine, also known as Lady Castlemaine.

English courtesan from the Villiers family and perhaps the most notorious of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England, by whom she had five children. Her influence was so great that she has been referred to as “The Uncrowned Queen."  

Barbara was known for her dual nature. Her extravagance, foul temper and promiscuity provoked diarist John Evelyn into describing her as the "curse of the nation”, whereas diartist Samuel Pepys often noted seeing her, admiringly, and others described her as great fun, keeping a good table and with a heart to match her famous temper

Tall, voluptuous, with masses of brunette hair, slanting, heavy-lidded violet eyes, alabaster skin, and a sensuous, sulky mouth, Barbara was considered to be one of the most beautiful of the Royalist women

Lady Barbara took advantage of her influence over the King, using it to her own benefit. She would help herself to money from the Privy Purse and take bribes from the Spanish and the French. But there are accounts of exceptional kindness from Barbara; once, after a scaffold had fallen onto a crowd of people at the theater, she rushed to assist an injured child, and was the only court lady to have done so.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Palmer,_1st_Duchess_of_Cleveland