The Life of T.E. Lawrence

thisisaslongas:

ouphrontis:

scorpionhoney:

"T.E. Lawrence" or "Desert Stars

history cruuuuuuuuuush

Lawrence was a babe, just sayin.

my latest project in digital art was a master work portrait/landscape/whatever. I chose Gustav Klimt for the artist I was to mimick (cause he’s frickin awesome!). As the title refers, T.E. Lawrence (a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia) as my subject.

The original drawing is the 3rd pic which came off as really boring to me as far as composition goes. I tried redrawing it but I just could NOT drawing anything good yesterday. But i decided to scan the original drawing and duplicating and all that junk on photoshop! :’D

I was up till 5 AM this morning (hour 1/2 of sleep lol) working on it, but it was worth it for sure! I can’t wait to see how the print came out tomorrow morning (we had to email our teacher the file so he could get big prints of our project at costco)!

Well done!

that is impressive and kind of awesome and I need to process it

Adorable illustration by artist Melanie Amaral.

Adorable illustration by artist Melanie Amaral.

Was TE considered a good student? I get conflicting messages - he was an intellectual, yes, but he was also noted as untidy, only interested in what he was interested in, and lacking respect towards authority, which may have painted him as more delinquent than bright.
Anonymous

I guess this depends on your definition of “good student,” but I would say yes. He was certainly a gifted and precocious child, but he didn’t like forced study and he was not good at math. At Jesus College he was intrinsically motivated by his own interests in the Crusades, medieval warfare and fortifications, the topic of his honors thesis which earned him a First in history. This is a strong testament to his performance as a student.

Post-college, during his years as an archaeologist at Carchemish, David Hogarth described T.E.’s work ethic as  “curiously erratic” and was dependent on T.E.’s interest level. "He could take very full and careful notes, not always in a form easy for others to follow, but giving all the gist of the matter, and at other times he would takes no notes at all."  I think this gives an accurate portrayal of what T.E. was like as a student. However, I think being motivated by interest is a trait of all students (and people in general) and doesn’t necessarily qualify someone as being a bad student.

Did TE Lawrence have a best friend?
Anonymous

T.E. had countless friends and corresponded prolifically with many people. Despite the wide range of friendships he maintained, he was primarily attracted to artists, writers, and poets (Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Ezra Pound, E.M. Forster, and Eric Kennington to name just a few), but he had trouble maintaining close friendships. He always kept his distance and established many emotional barriers to keep friends from penetrating too deeply into his life. Despite this tendency, he did end up establishing a handful of close friends throughout his life. In his early childhood he had C.F.C. Beeson. In college and beyond there was Vyvyan Richards. During his years as an archaeologist he was close to David Hogarth. In his post-war years he befriended George Bernard and Charlotte Shaw. Some of his most personal letters were written to Charlotte. Finally, during his RAF Mount Batten years, he maintained a close relationship with his commanding officer Sydney Smith and his wife Clare. Of course, this list doesn’t cover all of the various relationships he maintained, but you can gain a better understanding of Lawrence’s friendships from books of his letters.

1920 newspaper promoting Lowell Thomas’s famous travelogue (“With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence Arabia”) which propelled T.E. Lawrence to relative stardom. The travelogue is available online via the Imperial War Museum here.

1920 newspaper promoting Lowell Thomas’s famous travelogue (“With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence Arabia”) which propelled T.E. Lawrence to relative stardom. The travelogue is available online via the Imperial War Museum here.

T.E. Lawrence’s funeral bier is now used as a dessert table at the Moreton Tea Rooms. I don’t think T.E. could have asked for anything more!

ouphrontis:

Photos for the upcoming paperback edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom - The Oxford Text

Copies can be obtained at Castle Hill Press, where they will also be releasing other paperback editions in the months to come:

-Minor Writings (A substantial collection of Lawrence’s published articles and introductions, brought together conveniently in a single volume)
-Translations from Arabic, French and Greek (Including The Odyssey and The Forest Giant)
-'The Mint' and later writings about service life

1962 playbill for the play “Ross” based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, written by Terence Rattigan and starring John Mills.
Not my auction here.
You can find a full script from the play here.

1962 playbill for the play “Ross” based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, written by Terence Rattigan and starring John Mills.

Not my auction here.

You can find a full script from the play here.

Illustration of T.E. Lawrence by Adam Zyglis.

Illustration of T.E. Lawrence by Adam Zyglis.

A 1928 magazine article about T.E. Lawrence.

A 1928 magazine article about T.E. Lawrence.