OCTOBER 10: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJAMIN WEST!
If he were alive today, there would be 274 candles on the famous painter’s cake. Born in 1738, the American artist’s renowned works ‘come to define the British Empire.’ The peek of his career coincided with the French and Indian War, during which time he created one of the most famous battle-scene paintings, The Death of General Wolfe (1776). He lived and worked in both the United States as well as England, where he died in 1820 at the age of 81.
The William L. Clements Library at U of M owns one version of this famous masterpiece, which is currently on display at UMMA as part of the exhibition Benjamin West: General Wolfe and the Art of an Empire (on view through January 13).
And just so you know, Mr. West, here is your horoscope for 2012. Thanks Astrolog.com!
You might meet somebody in October 2012 that will make your heart beat or experience special moments at the side of the person you’re already fond of. Words will have aphrodisiac effects and communication will be highly influential.
You might take a trip on sentimental purposes and have all sorts of initiatives, one braver than the next one, maybe even risky. In fact, in October 2012 most of your decisions will be emotionally motivated.
by Nina Levin