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Weird News Artist paints Princess Diana into contemporary royal life in a series of emotional paintings

04:55  12 february  2020
04:55  12 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

'Pre-school Picasso' shakes up German art world

  'Pre-school Picasso' shakes up German art world Mikail Akar doesn't flinch as the cameras click around him. Born in 2012, the German artistic prodigy has spent half his life in the limelight. With his striped jumper, goofy grin and dreams of becoming a professional footballer, Akar seems just like any other seven-year-old boy.Yet the Cologne-born youngster is actually an expressionist whizz kid who has taken the international art scene by storm.Dubbed the "pre-school Picasso" by German media, Akar's paintings now sell for thousands of euros (dollars) to buyers from across the world.

Diana , Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

The late Diana , Princess of Wales was born The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer on 1 July 1961 in Norfolk. She received the style Lady Diana Spencer in 1975, when her father inherited his Earldom. Lady Diana Spencer married The Prince of Wales at St Paul's Cathedral in London on 29 July 1981.

a man and a woman sitting on a table: Major Bill White sits among thousands of Valentine's Day cards with his great granddaughters in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White sits among thousands of Valentine's Day cards with his great granddaughters in Stockton

By Nathan Frandino

Major Bill White reads through Valentine’s Day cards with his great granddaughters at his home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White reads through Valentine’s Day cards with his great granddaughters at his home in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - William White, a 104-year-old U.S. Marine veteran who earned a Purple Heart in World War Two, is celebrating Valentine's Day this year like never before, surrounded by a mountain of 70,000 love letters and well-wishes sent from all over the world.

a store filled with lots of different types of food: Thousands of Valentine's Day cards sent to Major Bill White hang at the community dining room at his assisted living facility in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Thousands of Valentine's Day cards sent to Major Bill White hang at the community dining room at his assisted living facility in Stockton

The cards and notes to "Major Bill," a retired major who lives in an assisted living facility in Stockton, California, began pouring in after a fellow resident launched a social media campaign called "Operation Valentine," asking friends and strangers alike to send greetings to honor White.

Emma Corrin recreates one of Princess Diana's signature looks for 'The Crown'

  Emma Corrin recreates one of Princess Diana's signature looks for 'The Crown' The actress was spotted filming at London's Savoy HotelWhilst filming on set last week outside the iconic Savoy Hotel, Corrin captured Diana’s style and personality perfectly. The actress wore a replica of the princess' Catherine Walker floral dress from the '80s, which the princess wore to the Barnado’s Champion Children Awards.

Her contemporaries included a young Tilda Swinton. Princess Diana as a new mother. The Princess of Wales pictured with Prince William at Kensington Palace, in February 1983. French vacation. The late Princess of Wales seen posing in a bikini whilst on holiday in the South of France.

The Parisian Life , also known as Interior d'un Cafi (also spelled Interior d’Un Café, literally meaning "Inside a Café"), is an 1892 oil on canvas impressionist painting by Filipino painter and revolutionary

a person wearing a black hat: Major Bill White sits for a portrait at his home where he is soliciting cards for Valentine's Day in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White sits for a portrait at his home where he is soliciting cards for Valentine's Day in Stockton

At the outset, the goal was a modest 100 cards - about one for every one of White's birthdays - but the response has outstripped all expectations.

a living room filled with furniture and a table: Thousands of Valentine's Day cards sent to Major Bill White hang in the community dining room at his assisted living facility in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Thousands of Valentine's Day cards sent to Major Bill White hang in the community dining room at his assisted living facility in Stockton

"It's just too fantastic," said White, surrounded by waist-high stacks of postal boxes filled with cards.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Mary Huston, daughter of Major Bill White, sorts through Valentine’s Day cards at White’s home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Mary Huston, daughter of Major Bill White, sorts through Valentine’s Day cards at White’s home in Stockton

On a recent day, White's great-granddaughter Abigail Sawyer, 9, delivered a bundle of cards from her fourth grade class, many of them decorated with the American flag.

The Crown's Emma Corrin looks exactly like Princess Diana in season 4 set photos

  The Crown's Emma Corrin looks exactly like Princess Diana in season 4 set photos A real doppelgänger, for sure.While it's not clear just yet at what point the Netflix show's fourth season will pick up from, the season 3 finale featured Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977, which is also the same year that Lady Diana first met the Prince of Wales at the age of 16.

Diana , Princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British Royal family, who died an untimely death. Check this biography to find in-depth details Childhood & Early Life . Born to an aristocratic British family with royal ancestry, Princess Diana , as we know her today, was the fourth

Diana , Princess of Wales, was married to Prince Charles. Learn more about her life as a royal and her tragic death. The two were married on July 29, 1981, in a much-watched wedding that's been called the "wedding of the century." Diana was the first British citizen to marry the heir to the British throne in

a group of people sitting at a table: Major Bill White reads through Valentine’s Day cards with his great granddaughters at his home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White reads through Valentine’s Day cards with his great granddaughters at his home in Stockton

A week before Valentine's Day, which lands on Friday this year, at least 70,000 pieces of correspondence had arrived from people in every U.S. state and several foreign countries.

a group of people in a room: Major Bill White sits among thousands of Valentine’s Day cards at his home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White sits among thousands of Valentine’s Day cards at his home in Stockton

So much mail has been delivered that White's family has had to enlist volunteers to help open the cards and read the warm wishes to White, who retired after 35 years of active service, including time in the Pacific theater of WWII, when he was wounded at Iwo Jima.

a group of people in uniform: Major Bill White plays with a bear sent to him for Valentine’s Day with his great granddaughter Abigail Sawyer, 9 years old, in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White plays with a bear sent to him for Valentine’s Day with his great granddaughter Abigail Sawyer, 9 years old, in Stockton

For those sending Valentines, White represents something bigger than himself. Many of them have conveyed a deep appreciation not only to White for his service, but to all veterans who died too soon to hear their gratitude.

The Crown's Emma Corrin Channels Princess Diana in Signature One-Shoulder Look

  The Crown's Emma Corrin Channels Princess Diana in Signature One-Shoulder Look Emma Corrin One Shoulder Dress as Princess Diana in The CrownWhile filming new scenes for season 4 of The Crown at London’s famous Savoy Hotel, the actress channeled Princess Diana. The scene was replicating the royal’s arrival at the Barnado’s Champion Children Awards, which Diana attended on multiple occasions in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Princess Diana was Princess of Wales while married to Prince Charles. One of the most adored members of the British royal family, she died in a 1997 car crash. The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret drew attention for a personal life marked by controversial relationships.

Short biography of Diana , Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997) Her marriage into the British Royal family. Diana was born to an aristocratic family with links to the Royal Family. When she met her future husband, Charles, Diana was working as a part time assistant in a nursery school in London.

Boxes containing thousands of Valentine’s Day cards sent to Major Bill White at his home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Boxes containing thousands of Valentine’s Day cards sent to Major Bill White at his home in Stockton

A woman identified only as Jane told White that her late grandfather also fought in World War Two as a U.S. Army paratrooper. Had he lived, she said, he would be turning 100 years old this year.

Major Bill White points to an iconic photograph depicting the raising of the United States flag atop Mount Suribachi at his home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White points to an iconic photograph depicting the raising of the United States flag atop Mount Suribachi at his home in Stockton

"I miss him so much," she wrote. "By sending you this card, I feel as though I am sending my grandfather a card."

Major Bill White speaks at his home where he is soliciting cards for Valentine's Day in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White speaks at his home where he is soliciting cards for Valentine's Day in Stockton

It's all new to White, who said he never really celebrated Valentine's Day, even when his wife of 42 years was alive.

a close up of a newspaper: Major Bill White displays his memorabilia at his home where he is soliciting cards for Valentine's Day in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White displays his memorabilia at his home where he is soliciting cards for Valentine's Day in Stockton

"It's something I've never heard of or seen," White said. "All of a sudden here, like a ton of bricks. I'm sort of speechless."

This artist's work crosses borders. So does her 25-year retrospective

  This artist's work crosses borders. So does her 25-year retrospective Irma Sofía Poeter is an artist who has always had one foot on each side of the border. Her father was from the United States; her mother, from Mexico. This includes a survey of paintings, textiles and assemblage pieces at the Tijuana Cultural Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CECUT), on display through March, along with a small installation of her work at a community art space in San Ysidro called The Front, which will remain on view until the end of this month.

Diana , princess of Wales, former consort (1981-96) of Charles, prince of Wales; mother of the heir second in line to the British throne, Prince William Diana ’s unprecedented popularity both in Britain and abroad continued after her divorce from Charles, prince of Wales. Her death, in a car accident in

Contemporary artist Peter Max is a pop culture icon. Even if you’re not familiar with his name Princess Diana paid a historic visit to the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in London in Known for her keen interest in a wide variety of cultures, towards the end of her life she had forged

a man wearing a hat: Major Bill White sits among thousands of Valentine’s Day cards at his home in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Major Bill White sits among thousands of Valentine’s Day cards at his home in Stockton

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a person sitting on a bed: Abigail Sawyer, 9-year-old great granddaughter of Major Bill White, reads Valentine’s Day cards in Stockton © Reuters/KATE MUNSCH Abigail Sawyer, 9-year-old great granddaughter of Major Bill White, reads Valentine’s Day cards in Stockton

Disabled artist selling her work to help a museum in need .
Born with a rare defect, Jessica Jewett paints and draws with her mouth. The 38-year-old history buff is on a mission to memorialize a Civil War hero, General Joshua Chamberlain. "He got shot through the pelvis and it was in such a way that it debilitated him for the rest of his life. But he was still able to become governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College," Jewett said.But when Jewett visited Chamberlain's 200-year-old home, which is now the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, its frayed condition was less than inspiring.

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