Sir Samuel Luke Fildes was an English painter and illustrator born in Liverpool and trained at the South Kensington and Royal Academy schools. He was the grandson of the political activist Mary Fildes. At the age of 17, Fildes became a student at the Warrington School of Art. Fildes moved to the South Kensington Art School where he met Frank Holl. All three men became influenced by the work of Frederick Walker, the leader of the social realist movement in Britain. Fildes shared his grandmother's concern for the poor and in 1869 joined the staff of The Graphic newspaper, an illustrated weekly began and edited by the social reformer, William Luson Thomas. Fildes shared Thomas' belief in the power of visual images to change public opinion on subjects such as poverty and injustice. Thomas hoped that the images in The Graphic would result in individual acts of charity and collective social action. Fildes' illustrations were in the black-and-white style popular in France and Germany during the era, he worked in a social realist style, compatible with the editorial direction of The Graphic, focused on images depicting the destitute of London.
The Graphic published an illustration completed by Fildes the day after Charles Dickens' death, showing Dickens' empty chair in his study. In the first edition of The Graphic newspaper that appeared in December 1869, Luke Fildes was asked to provide an illustration to accompany an article on the Houseless Poor Act, a new measure that allowed some of those people out of work to shelter for a night in the casual ward of a workhouse; the picture produced by Fildes showed a line of homeless people applying for tickets to stay overnight in the workhouse. The wood-engraving, entitled Houseless and Hungry, was seen by John Everett Millais, who brought it to the attention of Charles Dickens. Fildes' illustrations appeared in other mass-circulation periodicals: Sunday Magazine, The Cornhill Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine, he illustrated a number of books in addition to Dickens' Edwin Drood, such as Thackeray's Catherine. Fildes soon became a popular artist and by 1870 he had given up working for The Graphic and had turned his full attention to oil painting.
He took rank among the ablest English painters, with The Casual Ward, The Widower, The Village Wedding, An Al-fresco Toilette. He painted a number of pictures of Venetian life and many notable portraits, among them portraits commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1879, a Royal Academician in 1887. In 1918, he was appointed as Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by King George V. Fildes produced a large number of caricatures for Vanity Fair under the nom de crayon "ELF", he and Henry Woods were regarded as leaders of the Neo-Venetian school. In 1874 Luke Fildes married Fanny Woods, an artist and the sister of Henry Woods. Fildes' first son, died of typhoid in 1877; the image of the doctor at his son's side during the ordeal left a lasting memory of professional devotion that inspired Fildes' 1891 work The Doctor. His son, Sir Paul Fildes, was an eminent scientist, they had another son, a daughter Phyllis.
A blue plaque marks Fildes's former house, Woodland House, in Melbury Road, next to William Burges's Tower House. His home was owned by film director Michael Winner. Fildes is buried in Brookwood Cemetery. In 1949 Fildes' painting The Doctor was used by the American Medical Association in a campaign against a proposal for nationalised medical care put forth by President Harry S. Truman; the image was used in posters and brochures along with the slogan, "Keep Politics Out of this Picture" implying that involvement of the government in medical care would negatively affect the quality of care. 65,000 posters of The Doctor were displayed, which helped to raise public scepticism for the nationalised health care campaign. Works by Fildes Related to Fildes This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Fildes, Sir Luke". Encyclopædia Britannica. 10. Cambridge University Press. P. 339. 111 paintings by or after Luke Fildes at the Art UK site Works by Luke Fildes at Project Gutenberg Works by Samuel Luke Fildes at Faded Page Works by or about Luke Fildes at Internet Archive Sir Luke Fildes New York Times 1880 Lord Kilgobbin by Charles James Lever at Project Gutenberg
Moules-frites or moules et frites is a main dish of mussels and fries originating in Belgium. The title of the dish is French, moules meaning mussels and frites fries, with the Dutch name for the dish meaning the same, it is considered the national dish of Belgium. Although moules-frites are popular in many countries, it is thought that the dish originated in Belgium, it is that it was created by combining mussels, a popular and cheap foodstuff eaten around the Flemish coast, fried potatoes which were eaten around the country in winter when no fish or other food was available. In both Belgium and France, moules-frites are available in most restaurants. According to a survey conducted by TNS, moules-frites was identified as the second favourite dish in France, receiving a vote of 20 percent, narrowly losing to magret de canard which received 21 percent. On average, between 25 and 30 tonnes of moules are consumed each year in Belgium as moules-frites. Much of the mussels consumed in Belgium come from mussel farms in nearby Zeeland in the Netherlands.
The ways in which the mussels are cooked in the dish can vary significantly. Some common variants include: Moules marinière: Probably the most common and internationally recognisable recipe, Moules marinière includes white wine, shallots and butter. Moules natures: The mussels are steamed with celery and butter. Moules à la crème: Another common recipe, thickened with flour and cream. Moules parquées: A dish originating in Brussels, of raw mussels on the half-shell, served with a lemon-mustard-sauce. Moules à la bière: Mussels cooked in sauce containing beer instead of white wine. Moules à l'ail: Mussels cooked with sliced or minced garlic. Less fusion variants are seen in which the stock may be flavoured with non-local ingredients such as Espelette pepper or Pernod liquor, they can be served with "Mosselsaus", a sauce, made with mayonnaise and vinegar. In various forms, frites or friet play an important role in Belgian cuisine. Within Belgium, bintje potatoes are preferred as a basis to make fries because of their high starch content.
They are double-fried in order to make them both moist in the core and crispy on the outside. As a dish, the moules and the frites are served separately, to avoid the fries becoming soggy in the sauce; the moules are served in the pan used to cook them. A second dish is provided for the discarded mussel shells. List of seafood dishes
Emmanuel David García is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gimnasia y Esgrima. García's career began in the system of Godoy Cruz. After being an unused substitute for a fixture versus Racing Club in the 2014 Argentine Primera División, García was selected for his professional debut during a draw with San Martín on 14 February 2015, he featured in a further sixteen matches in all competitions for Godoy Cruz across the 2015 season, before participating five times in 2016. In August 2016, García was loaned to Torneo Federal A's Gimnasia y Esgrima. Twenty-eight appearances followed, over the course of which García netted his opening goals against Deportivo Maipú and Mitre. In 2018, following a stint in regional football with Fundación Amigos, García rejoined Gimnasia y Esgrima on a permanent contract; as of 18 January 2019. Emmanuel García at Soccerway