Skip to main content

thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

Mesmerizing Paintings - Nathan Ford Nathan Ford is a UK-based...

Mesmerizing Paintings - Nathan Ford

Nathan Ford is a UK-based artist who took a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in Bath and group exhibitions including those of the Royal Society of British Artists (2001 2002, 2012) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (1999–2011), whose Winsor and Newton Young Artist of the Year Award he won in 2001, 2003 and 2010. His work was included in the BP Portrait Award in 2000, 2010 and 2011.

Submit your work and take a moment to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

posted by Margaret


Popular posts from this blog

Photos Are Always Funnier When You Add a Caption (31 pics)

The Best of Leisure Dives (27 pics)

Stiff Pose Victorian Postmortem photography (140 Pics)

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs were considered a keepsake to remember the dead. Child mortality was high during the Victorian era. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal. When a child or other family member died, families would often have a photograph taken before burial. Many times it was the first and last photograph they would ever possess of their loved one. Many postmortem photographs were close-ups of the face or shots of the full body. The deceased were usually depicted to appear as if they were in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more life-like. Children were often shown on a couch or in a crib, often posed with a favorite toy. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs or even propped up on something.