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Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet ARA (1833-1898) was an English artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on a wide range of decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Burne-Jones was closely involved in the rejuvenation of the tradition of stained glass art in Britain; his stained-glass include windows in St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham, Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, Chelsea, St Peter and St Paul parish church in Cromer, St Martin's Church in Brampton, Cumbria (the church designed by Philip Webb), St Michael's Church, Brighton, All Saints, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, St Edmund Hall and Christ Church, two colleges of the University of Oxford. Edward Coley Burne Jones was born in Birmingham, the son of a Welshman, Edward Richard Jones, a frame-maker at Bennetts Hill, where a blue plaque commemorates the painter's childhood. His mother Elizabeth Coley Jones died within six days of his birth, and he was raised by his grieving father and the family housekeeper, Ann Sampson, an obsessively affectionate but humourless and unintellectual local girl. He attended Birmingham's King Edward VI grammar school from 1844 and the Birmingham School of Art from 1848 to 1852, before studying theology at Exeter College, Oxford. At Oxford he became a friend of William Morris as a consequence of a mutual interest in poetry. The two Exeter undergraduates, together with a small group of Jones' friends from Birmingham known as the Birmingham Set, speedily formed a very close and intimate society, which they called "The Brotherhood". The members of the Brotherhood read John Ruskin and Tennyson, visited churches, and worshipped the Middle Ages. At this time Burne-Jones discovered Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur which was to be so influential in his life. At that time neither Burne-Jones nor Morris knew Gabriele Rossetti personally, but both were much influenced by his works, and met him by recruiting him as a contributor to their Oxford and Cambridge Magazine which Morris founded in 1856 to promote their ideas. Burne-Jones was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1885, and the following year he exhibited at the Academy, showing The Depths of the Sea, a painting of a mermaid carrying down with her a youth whom she has unconsciously drowned in the impetuosity of her love. This picture adds to the habitual haunting charm a tragic irony of conception and a felicity of execution which give it a place apart among Burne-Jones's works. He formally resigned his Associateship in 1893. One of the Perseus series was exhibited in 1887, two more in 1888, with The Brazen Tower, inspired by the same legend. In 1890 the second series of The Legend of Briar Rose were exhibited by themselves, and won the widest admiration. The huge watercolor, The Star of Bethlehem, painted for the corporation of Birmingham, was exhibited in 1891. A long illness for some time checked the painter's activity, which, when resumed, was much occupied with decorative schemes. An exhibition of his work was held at the New Gallery in the winter of 1892–1893. To this period belong several of his comparatively few portraits. In 1894 Burne-Jones was made a baronet. Ill-health again interrupted the progress of his works, chief among which was the vast Arthur in Avalon. In the winter following his death a second exhibition of his works was held at the New Gallery, and an exhibition of his drawings at the Burlington Fine Arts Club. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Burne-Jones Thank you, please subscribe for future videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0gMk3w9hw8BbtqoUpEMKeg?sub_confirmation=1
Vittoria Luisa di Prussia, la figlia dell'ultimo Kaiser. Può sembrare strano che la stessa persona che ha compilato diverse playlist di canti anarchici (il sottoscritto...) carichi ora su You Tube le romantiche foto di una principessa, Vittoria Luisa di Prussia. Peggio ancora, attraverso di lei questo clip vorrebbe essere un piccolo omaggio a suo padre, il Kaiser Guglielmo II, che senza ombra di dubbio fu antidemocratico, nazionalista, militarista, ecc. Com'è possibile? Il motivo sta nel fatto che l'Imperatore di sua iniziativa -ignorando l'opposizione del Cancelliere Bismarck- volle andare incontro alle esigenze dei lavoratori. Per la prima volta nella storia dell'umanità, a partire dal 1883-1889 i lavoratori tedeschi poterono godere di pensione, assistenza sanitaria, assicurazione contro gli infortuni e l'invalidità. Negli altri paesi le richieste dei lavoratori incontrarono tutt'altra accoglienza. Pensate all'Haymarket Massacre di Chicago (che poi diede origine alla festa del 1° maggio), alle torture medievali che vennero riesumate contro i lavoratori nella Spagna di Cánovas (poi giustiziato da Michele Angiolillo), alla carneficina provocata dalle cannonate del generale Bava Beccaris tra i lavoratori che a Milano protestavano contro l'aumento del prezzo del pane. Umberto I approvò la strage, anzi come ricompensa di tutto quel sangue premiò il macellaio piemontese con la nomina a senatore, un'infamia che Gaetano Bresci non lasciò impunita. Gaetano Bresci. Ma del resto c'è un abisso fra i Savoia, che rimasero sempre dei poveri zoticoni, e gli Hohenzollern -la Casa regnante di Prussia e Germania- che fra i suoi membri contò personaggi del calibro di Federico il Grande (Friedrich der Grosse), fra l'altro autore della bella musica che state ascoltando. Qualcuno fa notare che Guglielmo II si comportò così per timore di una rivoluzione. Eh già! Invece negli altri paesi il welfare arrivò (quando arrivò) per la generosità cristiana dei governi e la filantropia degli industriali! - - - - - - Gli imperatori di Germania ebbero sette figli. Vittoria Luisa fu l'ultima e l'unica femmina, divenne perciò la cocca di casa. Per di più aveva un magnifico carattere che traspare anche dalle foto, dove è quasi sempre sorridente. Tra i fratelli, Vittoria Luisa era particolarmente legata a Joachim e a Oskar, i più vicini d'età. Vittoria Luisa (in tedesco per Vittoria viene usata sia la grafia "Viktoria" che "Victoria") si fidanzò con Ernst August Hannover, duca di Braunschweig (a volte anche in italiano si usa il nome inglese, Brunswick). Nelle foto vediamo i due fidanzati a passeggio in un parco, scortati dal fratello Oskar. Il matrimonio fu particolarmente fastoso, anche perché segnava il riavvicinamento fra le casate degli Hohenzollern e degli Hannover, divise da un odio antico. Fu l'ultimo fuoco d'artificio della Belle Époque... era il 24 maggio 1913, e la guerra si avvicinava terribile. Dopo il matrimonio, gli sposi andarono a vivere nell'immenso Braunschweig Schloss (foto a colori d'epoca), che andò distrutto nel corso della II Guerra Mondiale. Nel 2007 è stata fedelmente ricostruita la sola facciata, che però nasconde un centro commerciale! Formalmente Vittoria Luisa era comandante in capo del 2° reggimento dei Leib-Husaren "Totenkopf" (Ussari "Testa di Morto", chiamati così per il lugubre ornamento del copricapo). Sua cognata Cecilia, moglie del fratello Guglielmo -principe ereditario- comandava invece un reggimento di Dragoni. In una foto le due ragazze sono insieme al Kaiser e agli ufficiali del 2° reggimento Ussari. In un'altra foto Vittoria Luisa, a cavallo, chiacchera con i figli del principe ereditario, che sembrano un po' intimiditi dalla Testa di Morto. Viktoria Luise ed Ernst August ebbero cinque figli. L'unica figlia, Friedrike, sposò Paolo di Grecia, che poi divenne Re degli Elleni. Doña Sofia, l'attuale regina di Spagna, è figlia di Paolo e Friederike, e perciò nipote di Vittoria Luisa. MUSICA: Undercover Vampire Policeman Chris Zabriskie
Austria was ruled by the Habsburg dynasty from 1278/1282 to 1918. Therefore, historical Austria is also known as the Habsburg Empire or the Habsburg Monarchy. The Habsburgs made Austria a great power in 1477, when they inherited much of what is now the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Soon afterwards they inherited many more lands by their marriage policies. During the 16th century, the Habsburgs ruled over large parts of Europe. Charles V reigned over perhaps a quarter of the European population (not to speak of his enormous American colonial empire). The centuries afterwards Austria remained a great power until World War I, when the nationalistic thoughts in Europe finally divided the old empire into many small states. It's important to put in mind that Austria has always been a "part" of Germany until the 19th century. Indeed, the German Empire didn't exist until 1871, but the Germans (Austrians included) more or less realized they shared a similar language and culture, and the medieval Holy Roman Empire actually was for the most part a German state until it fell apart in the fatal 13th century. Since 1452, the Habsburgs were (with one short exception) the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, which was by now virtually a very loose confederation of states. However, the position of the Holy Roman Emperor gave the Habsburgs privileges and some sort of loyalty from the German princes, although some monarchs—most notably the Prussian kings—openly contested Habsburg primacy. The Austrians were finally abandoned outside the German Empire in 1871. Music: Johann Strauss II - An der schönen blauen Donau (English title: The Blue Danube), composed in 1866.
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Albrecht Adam (1786 - 1862) A collection of paintings and drawings in 2K HD. Silent slideshow.
A German painter of battles and horses, who became famous for his depictions of Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812.
Born in Nördlingen, he began an apprenticeship as a confectioner in 1803 in Nuremberg. Influenced by the director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg and later by the battle painter Johann Rugendas, he turned towards painting, his main interests being horses and the battles of the Napoleonic wars raging in Europe at this date
Adam became famous for his studies of Napoleon's Russian campaign, during which he was attached to the Bavarian contingent as a war artist. In addition to his post as court painter, he was made an officer.
Among other works, he painted a diary of the Russian campaign in 83 scenes.