Sunday, 23 July 2017

Mobile phones in Kelvingrove...

My blog post about Kelvingrove caused a few comments about mobile phones.  I should point out that mobiles have been in evidence in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for a long time.

For example, take a look at "The White Cockade" (1899) by William-Ewart-Lockhart.

 “The White Cockade” celebrated the attempt by Bonnie Prince Charlie to reclaim the throne of Britain for the House of Stuart. During the 1745 Jacobite uprising, the Prince plucked a white rose and placed it on his bonnet as a symbol of rebellion. His supporters did likewise.  Not many people know this but just as this young man's sweetheart was affixing a cockade to his cap she decided instead to take a quick selfie in case he was injured or killed during his escapades.

 Then there is the Allegory of the Senses which is even older...

(With special thanks to Friend-Über-special who helped me with this blog posting...)


  1. Imagination at work - well done, John & co.!

  2. Heeheehee! Thanks for the grins, these are funny!

  3. Now this is funny! Jolly good! (my attempt at an English accent!)

  4. History seen through a different lens.


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