Literature

Literature

Book Review: Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul

Sofonisba, Portraits of the soul is a book by Chiara Montani about the life and work of the Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola. Sofonisba was an...

Errika Gerakiti 15 January 2020

Renaissance

Titian’s Metamorphoses

In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 November 2019

Literature

Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings

Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 November 2019

Romanticism

The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 26 August 2019

Literature

5 Best Art Books for 2019. My Inspirational Reading List

Every year, I create a new reading list that includes novels, non-fiction, and art books. Today, I am sharing with you my 2019 reading list of books...

Roma Piotrowska 7 February 2019

Literature

A Tribute to Sister Wendy Beckett – Art Historian, Nun, and TV Personality

Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) was probably the world’s most unconventional art historian. She was a Carmelite nun who spent most of her life...

Alexandra Kiely 11 January 2019

Art Forms

Educating Through Art: What We Can Learn From Frederick Schiller’s Writings

Why Art? Any form of Art is devoted to (providing) joy, and there is not any higher and not any more serious duty than to make the human beings...

Jean-Marc Rakotolahy 3 May 2018

Artist Stories

Let’s Sing Praises to Song Dynasty Genius Artist Ma Yuan

There’s more to the paintings of Ma Yuan than meets the eye. Ma Yuan, (1160-1225) was a Southern Song Dynasty, Chinese painter from an illustrious...

Barry Russell 18 April 2018

And it’s War! The Art Of The War Wounded

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...

Wendy Gray 27 February 2018

Art Forms

Two artists, four works: The Shakespeare’s characters on Millais’ artworks

“To be or not to be, that’s the question”. With that simple sentence, you certainly remembered one of the greatest geniuses in...

Rute Ferreira 8 February 2018

Art Forms

How Well Do You Know Shakespeare? Check Your Knowledge [Quiz]

As probably every fan of Shakespeare is aware of, in 2016 The entire Globe (pun intended) celebrates this ingenious writer, poet and actor. On this...

Magda Michalska 7 October 2016