Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".
In 1537, Henry commissioned Hans Holbein the Younger to create a mural of the Tudor dynasty to commemorate the birth of his son and heir, Edward. It was the only mural which Holbein made in England. It originally occupied an entire wall in Whitehall Palace, which had been designated the official residence of the monarch just a year earlier. The mural was destroyed during a palace fire in 1698. Luckily, King Charles II had already commissioned a small copy thirty years before by the Flemish…
Illuminated manuscript initial, probably produced in Italy in about 1500. One of three vellum cuttings taken from choirbooks. I use gold leaf and lettering in my work all the time, I might try this style
#MetKids Fun Fact: Klimt painted this girl, Mäda Primavesi, in two different outfits before asking his friend Emilie Flöge, a designer, to create this white dress with beaded flowers just for her. | Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918). Mäda Primavesi (1903–2000), 1912. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of André and Clara Mertens, in memory of her mother, Jenny Pulitzer Steiner, 1964 (64.148)