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Literature

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

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

When Trash Turns Art: El Anatsui

People often say that contemporary art is trash. But, can we turn the equation the other way and make trash art? El Anatsui’s grand...

Magda Michalska 15 February 2018

Love Story

Five Ideas For Valentine’s Day Inspired By Art History

Valentine’s Day is here and the internet is full of advice on how to make this day special. We’re joining with a few ideas inspired by art...

Europeana 14 February 2018

Paintings, Celebrities, And Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day, that is Shrove Tuesday, the last day of carnival season. For Christians, Lent starts tomorrow and this is the last chance to eat ...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2018

Artist Stories

Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of Harmony

A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even...

Anthony de Feo 12 February 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop

Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 February 2018

Fashion

A Queen Within: Meet The Seven Fashionable Personalities

What do Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Iris van Herpen have in common? Well, they are three of the best-known contemporary fashion brands, and their...

Pola Otterstein 9 February 2018

Museum Stories

Wes Anderson Curates A Show At Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

The film director Wes Anderson is mixing it up at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna later this year. The man behind movies including The Grand...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 February 2018

Animals

Picasso, Monet And Pigeons – An Unlikely Trio

Have you ever wished you could teach your parrot or canary some new tricks? Clearly, the Japanese scientists – Shigeru Watanabe, Junko Sakamoto...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 2 February 2018

Video

When Earth Is A Polka Dot

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film,...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 January 2018

Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018