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By Christopher Hibbert

Whilst Charles Stuart was once a tender baby, it appeared not going that he could live on, not to mention develop into ruler of britain and Scotland. as soon as shy and retiring, an ungainly stutterer, he grew in stature and self assurance below the counsel of the Duke of Buckingham; his marriage to Henrietta of Spain, initially deliberate to finish the clash among the 2 international locations, turned, after rocky beginnings, a real love fit. Charles I is better remembered for having began the English Civil warfare in 1642 which resulted in his execution for treason, the tip of the monarchy, and the institution of a commonwealth until eventually monarchy was once restored in 1660. Hibbert's masterful biography re-creates the area of Charles I, his courtroom, creative patronage, and family members lifestyles, whereas tracing the process occasions that resulted in his execution for treason in 1649.

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1912–13, photographer unknown. Georgia O’Keeffe, Train at Night in the Desert, 1916, watercolour and pencil on paper. and its valleys with wide-open vistas, and flat landscape everywhere surmounted by sky. The locals reported that she once walked the 12 miles to the brilliantly coloured Palo Duro Canyon, which plunges from the horizontal line of the plains to a depth of 335 metres (1,100 feet). She rose early to celebrate the dawn, or would sit on a fence, gazing out over the prairie at sunset. O’Keeffe enjoyed the attentions of young suitors, but her priority became the drive out to see the canyon in the ‘wonderful lavender moonlight’.

She blamed her feelings of ‘muddle’ on a new direction, her first mention of new works – the ‘charcoal landscapes’ that satisfied her the most. 22 Pollitzer first received O’Keeffe’s October efforts of works on paper in a mailing tube, and became her first critic. Anita described the works back to her as she wrote, referencing the black and white designs. When Georgia decided her colours were too distracting, she simplified the means, just as the charcoal prototypes of Picasso and Braque had been references.

10 O’Keeffe found the fierce weather of the Texas Panhandle compelling: harsh windstorms, blue northers (a sudden drop in temperature brought by deep-blue northern clouds), the canyon 58 Georgia O’Keeffe (far right) and friends in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, c. 1912–13, photographer unknown. Georgia O’Keeffe, Train at Night in the Desert, 1916, watercolour and pencil on paper. and its valleys with wide-open vistas, and flat landscape everywhere surmounted by sky. The locals reported that she once walked the 12 miles to the brilliantly coloured Palo Duro Canyon, which plunges from the horizontal line of the plains to a depth of 335 metres (1,100 feet).

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