Art Travels

Art Travels

Art Travels: Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Angkor Thom or the 'great city' was the last Khmer empire's capital from the 12th century until its abandonment in the 16th century. At its peak, the...

Maya Tola 19 February 2020

Museum Stories

Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.4 Americas

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors starting 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take...

Joanna Kaszubowska 18 February 2020

Art Travels

Largest Religious Monument in the World: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Khmer kingdom thrived in the Cambodian region from the 9th to 15th centuries with an empire that stretched all the way from modern-day Myanmar...

Maya Tola 8 February 2020

Art Travels

Fabulous Railway Station Paintings from the Golden Age of Train Travel

Once upon a time, train travel was the height of fashion. That's why the second half of the 19th century and first few decades of the 20th century...

Alexandra Kiely 31 January 2020

Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to...

Marina Kochetkova 25 January 2020

The Tang Shipwreck – Southeast Asia’s Maritime Heritage

Discovered near the Belitung Island in Indonesia, the Tang Shipwreck is a momentous archeological discovery of recent times that provides significant...

Maya Tola 21 January 2020

Women Artists

Eleri Mills – A Deep Sense of Belonging

The colour palette in Wales at the moment is one of muted browns, dour greys and mucky khaki. So what a perfect season to come across the work of...

Candy Bedworth 16 January 2020

Asian Art

Hiroshige’s Winter Views of Edo

One of the most famous woodblock printers of the late Edo period in Japan, Hiroshige, produced a series of a hundred views showing Edo city...

Magda Michalska 21 December 2019

Museum Stories

National Portrait Gallery in London

You have approximately six months until the National Portrait Gallery shuts down for a three year renovation (29 June 2020 - Spring 2023)! If you've...

Isla Phillips 14 December 2019

South American Art

The Largest Mural on Earth

Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the...

Alicja Gluszek 16 September 2019

Lakshmi in Art. The Goddess of Wealth

Lakshmi is a prominent Hindu deity who is also revered by Buddhists and Jains. Her eminent position in the Hindu pantheon emanates not only from...

Maya Tola 12 September 2019

Sport

All about Sailing in Painting

I've sailed only once or twice in my whole life but I can still remember the empowering feeling of liberation that I felt when on the water. Sailing...

Magda Michalska 20 August 2019