And it’s War! The Art Of The War WoundedFebruary 27, 2018
Being an English teacher, so much of what I look at is linked to the literary world. With the previous examination specification, we used to be able to do a series of war poems for examination that the students...
When Literature Meets Painting …February 26, 2018
Have you ever been so in love with a scene from a book that it made you think (sometimes loudly): “Well that would make a perfect painting!”? If you have ever experienced this feeling, you shared an experience...
Charles Keeping: An Extraordinary English IllustratorFebruary 20, 2018
Today I would like to talk about Charles Keeping, an illustrator whom I discovered in my childhood. You may already be familiar with his work, perhaps from your own childhoods and especially if you were ever a fan...
Two artists, four works: The Shakespeare’s characters on Millais’ artworksFebruary 8, 2018
“To be or not to be, that’s the question”. With that simple sentence, you certainly remembered one of the greatest geniuses in universal literature, did you not? William Shakespeare, author of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet is one...
Rackham’s Christmas Carol IllustrationsDecember 20, 2017
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it...
I Modi: History of Erotic Art (NSFW)November 10, 2017
Have you ever heard of I Modi (The Positions)? Also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibus, is a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of...
5 Most Beautiful Libraries You Should KnowOctober 24, 2017
Shout-out to all students! With the exams approaching, sometimes I find myself spending more time in the library than at home… Or do you know this feeling of outrage when you have your favorite seat and somebody dares to...
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