You and I both, I think he would weep if he could see America today. Great work sir truly great work, with my laptop up and running it would be an honor if you'd permit me to show people your art through FB and elsewhere. Not enough people remember the sacrifice our founding fathers made to see us free. This is truly great work.
His men asked him to take control of the country when England surrendered. His response, "Do you believe that I have fought this war against George III just to be crowned George I. He was a great horsemen and he could dance his ass off. Also awesome work! I'll be orbiting! PLANETKURTH
The lighting creates very stunning atmosphere, I love how it looks like a shot from a movie, but even better. Your brush strokes give the piece some kind of an inner movement, I must admit that I'm looking at this and still waiting for next move of the characters in it. Really good painting
I even wrote a quote of his on my bedroom wall. He wasnt a genius like jefferson nor a man like John adams but he was the string that stiched america toegther and kept it from tearing apart. Unfortunately, with his death came his greatest fear; the division of america into parties. He literally sacrificed his life and now today I honestly thinkthat had he the ability to see into the future. he would have made a different choice.
He was just so great. He had the chance to become a king and he turned it down. And he pretended to be everything he wasn't so thoroughly through his entire life, just for his reputation. Absolutely amazing.
He did pay a price for the facade though. I think that's the tragedy of Washington; he never wanted any of it after the war. But duty kept him from breathing the free air he fought so much for. Ironically he became a slave; granted not a slave to England as he once proposed would happen- but a slave to the American idea. Such a poor man in a way; I could easily see him staying up nights staring into a candle wondering what if.
Probablly more of his letters to her than of her to him. She was an atrocious speller; and worse not a very good thinker. But he stood by her for whatever his reasons were. I personally think of Sally Fairfax and him when I think 'match' and I honestly think he did settle for what was reasonable and rational. If he was inlove with someone else I wouldnt be shocked, he'd be more human to me. It's when he's portrayed as almost perfect that gets to me. I have to constantly remind myself that the man had slaves; and it was literally over his dead body that he freed them. Laffette was his better too and Nepoleon was the Military genius. Washington was a lier but he was a Leader that endured. The only one to give up power yes, but even when he left office up until the day he died; the country was still being watched over by him. I think thats why he planned to command the army again incase France did invade; he was restless at home and felt out of touch. And his death was tragic in so many ways.
...I am literaly obssessed with the man to the point where I read his letters to and from people. I just wish I could get a better glimpse of personal Washington instead of the politcal washington.
I own the collection of his letters and you can tell which ones were overly political and "i have to do this". and those that actually meant something to him. Many of those are with Lafayette as i'm sure you've noticed. Who knew that some 18yr old noble would become one of the closest friends he'd ever have. And oh man. Sally Fairfax could have had him in the blink of an eye. He was so wrapped around that girl.
No, he didn't enjoy it, but I think he did what he had to in order to ensure his immortality and flawless reputation by means of posterity. He definitely worked hard for what he wanted. But he asked for it the moment he walked in wearing that uniform. Leading a rebellion against one of the most widespread empires in the world, well... he wasn't going anywhere, if he won.
I hate the videos they show at tourist sites. Because a majority of the time, he seems so overly friendly and exuberant. when really he was incredibly introverted and reserved, but did things that always surprised people. Like the time, they supposedly found him digging trenches at Yorktown and didn't tell anyone. He was so antsy.
I can't own anything where I live so I settled for the downloads. The one that moves me the most was his plea to Germany on behalf of the marquis when he was imprisioned during teh French revolution. Then the letter to his name sake and wife, I don't think I could have lived in that time let alone in the mans house because like you said; he wasn't at all light-hearted or outgoing. I too loath those embarrassing Washington actors; I actually think it's an insult to the man. They've turned him into a farce instead of a general or patriot - he's a stand up act now. Regrettable and unfortunate.
Sally fairfax did realize the error of her ways and it made me look at people in a very different way. She's like the sk8tr chick form avril lavinges sk8tr boy ( yes I was really into her then ) so you can't help but feel sorry for her. While I do believe he loved her til the day he died and she with him; the best thing she ever did was to leave him. I'm only sorry that none of his letters to her seemed to have turned up except for one or two. I also wonder if that was the reason Martha burnt all those letters to begin with. I hate her in a way too, the feminist in me resents how domestic she was and typical to the mentality of a 'womans ' place in society. Whilst someone like Abagile Adams was anything but an imbacile.
It's so cool to meet sombody on here I can finally discuss these things with! I'm over the moon.
I have saved every peice of washington art work I could find online. And now I just added yours. I have always been obssessed with washington; mainly because as a child his face scared me. WEll, his face on teh dollar bill. Even though now I knwo what he truly looks like; he was handsome, every bit your typical fictional hero. Only he was real and the last of his breed; sadness.
I didn't even care about him until i happened to pick up "1776". and then i read 8 biographies and have become obsessed over everywhere he's ever stood. This has been going on for 4 years. with no sign of slowing. haha, oh god. the things to be obsessed with, and I choose George Washington.
I started obssessing over him about last year as well; though he haunted me since I was a child. Finally, deciding I wanted to face the man that used to horrify me I came to love him in a way. I think thats what everyperson who is obsessed with him ends up with.
He said he was taking a break from it for a little while. And then he followed up with something to the degree of "I'm going back to sophomores. They do what I tell them. You don't listen to me anymore." To which we replied, "That's because we're not afraid of you anymore, Woijech." And then he just laughs.
Cool I haven't really heard much about her but I can't recommend though that you find something that will definitely entertain you for a year. Because everyone hates their degree project now. but me. Which is a shame. because it's supposed to be your own project. Do you have any ideas yet? AREN'T YOU EXCITED?! I'm excited for you.
actually i am soooooo excited! Im thinking of doing hahaha....haha doing some sort of story about vampires and there crazy politics. Im pretty sure that could entertain me forever. but im trying to get some other ideas in mind just in case. like freak shows or something like that..
the few people i have talked about their degree project with seem like "meeh my project is like..blahhhh..fart..i dunnnwannatalkabout it!!" haha
Or the time Alexander Hamilton made a bet with some official at a party from across the room. Taking the bet, the official put his hand around Washington's shoulder at a party. The General stared and calmly removed the man's hand and walked away. badass.