Rec: Britain’s Lost Masterpieces Discovered Hidden Painting Belived to be by Raphael

Original Article from BBC4

That’s right, at Haddo House, the Former nom of the Earls of Aberdeen, what is suspected to be a genuine unknown Raphael painting has been discovered. The pirating has been restored as part of the investigation, and much evidence points to it being the real deal.

The Haddo Madonna however, as Dr. Grosvenor identified, is not a copy of any other known Raphael composition. Furthermore, close inspection of the painting revealed a ‘pentimento’, or alteration, in the Madonna’s right hand – a sign of original creative intervention. A crucial clue was the discovery of a related drawing by Raphael, which may have served as a preparatory study for the painting.

Doctor Who – Season 6, Episode 4

I find that I enjoy episode commentaries. I’m not sure why, and I think I might be the only one who gets anything out of them. Oh well 😉 Works for me.

Episode: The Doctor’s Wife
Network: British Broadcasting Company
Watched: 14 May 2011, around 10:30 PM

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Doctor Who – Season 6, Episode 3

Another episode commentary. This on very very stream of consciousness as it’s being written as I watch the episode the first time, during commercials.

Episode: The Curse of the Black Spot
Network: British Broadcasting Company
Watched: 7 May 2011, around 9:45 PM

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Primeval – Episode 1

Since I have opinions and don’t get a lot of opportunity to air them, I figured that I would take advantage of my shiny new blog to do so. Sure, I’ve had a blog over on Live Journal for ages, but this is special and it’s mine more than every before. I want this place to have some special piece of me that no other blog gets. So, what I’ll do is I’ll pick series that I like, or specific episodes of species series and comment on them. Not necessarily a review, but my thoughts and suchlike.

Episode: Leapin’ Lizards
Network: British Broadcasting Company
Watched: 5 May 2011, very early morning

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