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Brings variety to Cyrodiils en SI paintings.

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Paintings variation

This mod brings a larger variety among Cyrodiil's paintings. In vanilla Oblivion, several paintings used the same painting texture, so that you see the same image in several sizes. That got boring after a while, so I've made this.

Most paintings show landscapes and a few show homely scenes.
I've not changed the paintings for Shivering Isles. It's impossible to find suitable paintings for that place.
For the Shivering Isles I went with fantasy/mythological classic paintings.
See the images for a preview.
No nudity in any painting.


It's a pluginless replacer, so extract the file, copy the Meshes and Textures folders into your Data folder, choose Merge and Overwrite All if asked, and use Archive Invalidation in Oblivion Mod Manager.

If you want to use a mix of the paintings from versions 1.1 and 2.0, copy both the texture and the corresponding mesh. The meshes have changed in version 2.0, so using the version 1.1 mesh with the version 2.0 texture may make the texture appear stretched or compressed.

Version Changes

Version 2.0:
- changed the UV-mapping on the meshes, so that the painting textures would no longer be stretched or compressed on the meshes
- many new painting textures, that are higher quality or that are paintings I find more beautiful

Version 1.1:
The paintings should no longer appear very dark. I've added a blank, mini normal map to each painting.
Also, a few Anvil Castle paintings looked compressed. I've stretched the textures, so that should cancel each other out.
Don't forget to use Archive Invalidation in Oblivion Mod Manager after installing the update.


For all meshes and for most of the painting textures (the middleclass, lowerclass, anvil, and anvilpicturegreyfox painting textures from version 1.1 and version 2.0), use them as you like; in your own (house) mods, in mods uploaded on Nexusmods or elsewhere, adapted to fit your own mod, whatever you want. No credit necessary.

Most paintings (the middleclass, lowerclass, anvil, and anvilpicturegreyfox painting textures from version 1.1 and version 2.0) are in the Public domain, and from various sources on the Internet. Some of those sources are Wikimedia Commons, Victorian British Painting, and Classic Art Paintings.
In version 1.1, the painting ms51chanelpainting01 (showing the buck) is from Linda Picken's website.
In version 2.0, the paintings ms51chanelpainting01 and ms51chanelpainting02 (showing the wolves) are from Ryan Skidmore's website.
Charles Daniel Ward - The Progress of Spring 1905 is from http://pegasus-inn.blogspot.com/
Edward Robert Hughes - Summer Fantasy is from https://curiator.com/art/edward-robert-hughes/twilight-fantasy

Exceptions for permission:
ms51chanelpainting02 (showing the swans) only in version 1.1
ms51rewardpainting (showing the fox) in version 1.1 and in version 2.0
These paintings are from the AST Painting Pack 1 by Aisis, and he/she gave permission for use in mods uploaded to Nexusmods only. So don't use them in mods you upload elsewhere.

Artists and titles of paintings for Shivering Isles

Edward_Robert_Hughes_- Oh, What's That in the Hollow
John Macallan Swan - The Prodigal Son
John William Waterhouse - Sorceress
John William Waterhouse - The Enchanted Garden
Arthur Hughes - The Property Room
Edward Robert Hughes - The Valkyrie's Vigil
Evelyn De Morgan - Hope in the Prison of Despair
John William Waterhouse - Pandora_-_John_William_Waterhouse
Charles Daniel Ward - The Progress of Spring 1905
Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale - The Deceitfulness of Riches
Edward Robert Hughes - Summer Fantasy
John William Waterhouse - A Tale from the Decameron
Briton Riviere - Aphrodite
Evelyn De Morgan - The Love Potion
John Macallan Swan - The piper
John William Waterhouse - The Soul of the Rose

Artists and titles of paintings in version 2.0

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - A Summer Landscape With Travellers On A Path
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - A Wooded Landscape With Figures Along A Stream
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - An Extensive Summer Landscape With Travellers On A Path
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Een Panoramische Zomer Landschap Met Reizigers En Een Kasteelruïne In De Verte
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Farmers Couple On Forest Hill
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Landscape In Luxemburg Castle Fels
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Rijn Landscape Sun
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Summer Landscape
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Travellers With Cattle And Donkeys On A Sunlit Path In A Rhenish Panoramic Landscape
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek - Winterlandscape
Bernard De Hoog - A Family Gathering
Bernard De Hoog - A Family In An Interior
Bernard De Hoog - Evening Meal
Bernard Pothast - Blowing Bubbles
Charles Hunt - The Prisoner
Ernest Walbourn - Gathering Poppies
Ernest Walbourn - Spring Lambs
Ernest Walbourn - The Vegetable Garden
Evert Pieters - Feeding The Baby
Evert Pieters - Spring Sunshine
Evert Pieters - The Sewing Lesson
Felix Schlesinger - The Mushroom Gatherers
Felix Schlesinger - The Peddlers Wares
Felix Schlesinger - The Pet Rabbit
Frank Hider - Leaves Are But Wings On Which The Summer Flies
Frank Hider - The Sunset Hour
Frederick Richard Lee - Lake In A Park
George Cole Sr - At The End Of The Day
George Cole Sr - Near Liss, Hampshire
George Vicat Cole - Landscape - Harvest Time
George Vicat Cole - The Harvesters
George Vicat Cole - Watching The Flock
Henry Hillier Parker - Harvesting
Hermann Seeger - Summerlust (Summer's Delight)
Ivan Aivazovsky - Ship In The Stormy Sea
Johan Mari Henri Ten Kate [I couldn't find the title of this painting]
Johan Mari Henri Ten Kate - Playing At The Well
Johan Mari Henri Ten Kate - Winter Fun
John Macwhirter - June In The Austrian Tyrol
Julien Dupre - Le Berger
Meindert Hobbema - Forest Landscape
Otto Friedrich Gebler - Schafe Eine Vogelscheuche Betrachtend
Paul Sandby - Foresters In Windsor Great Park
Philip Lodewijk Jacob Frederik Sadee - The Return Of The Fishing Fleet Katwijk
Ryan Skidmore - [I couldn't find the title of this painting, it's from AST Painting Pack 1]
Ryan Skidmore - Morning Shift
Ryan Skidmore - Study For Anticipation
Thomas Creswick - Figures And Animals Along A River Bank, A Cottage And Windmill Beyond
Walter Wallor Caffyn - The Chester Inn
William Henry Knight - Hide And Seek
William Henry Midwood - The Potter
William Mellor - Padley Woods, Derbyshire
William Mellor - Rydal Lake
William Shayer Senior - A Halt At The Inn

Artists Paintings 1.1

Linda Picken
Alfred Ruytinx
Ryan Skidmore

Joseph Bail
Willem Bataille
William Kay Blacklock
John William Bottomley
Aelbert Cuyp
Julien Dupre
Friedrich Otto Gebler
John Frederick Snr Herring
Meyndert Hobbema
Bernard de Hoog
Charles Hunt
Johan Marie Henry ten Kate
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Ernest Krins
Charles Lewis
Hendrik Mesdag
William Henry Midwood
Jan Evert Morel
Frederick Morgan
Henry H Parker
Alfred William Parsons
Evert Pieters
Richard Redgrave
Alexander F Rolfe
Philip Lodewijk Jacob Frederik Sadee
Paul Sandby
Felix Schlesinger
Albrecht Schultheiss
Hermann Seeger
William Shayer
Arthur Julius Thiele
Ernest Walbourn
Frank Walton