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  • Damien Hirst’s Butterflies- from Tea-trays to Mandalas

    By September 24, 2019

    Damien Hirst – a prominent Young British Artist (YBAs) and now a billionaire – creates sculptures, paintings and drawings. In all of these forms his work challenges the boundaries between art, science and religion. Mandalas is now open...

  • Henry Moore’s Sheep

    By September 6, 2019

    Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist. His forms are usually abstract human figures, often depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. His sculptures can be found across the world. Although his primary role was as a sculptor, there...

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    The Medieval Bestiary – Cute, Quirky, and Weird Animals

    By August 7, 2019

    Of all the medieval manuscripts, bestiaries are definitely the most fun. A medieval bestiary is a book about animals. It’s full of unusual information and charming illustrations about a variety of creatures. Bestiaries were based on an early...

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    A Lesson in Illustration – The Whimsical Characters of Beatrix Potter

    By March 25, 2019

    Beatrix Potter, best known for the charming tale of Peter Rabbit, inspired the minds of budding young novelists and illustrators alike. Her most distinguishable artistic traits are well known to be the whimsical anthropomorphism that her stories surround. Stories involving...

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    See a Man About a Dog. Dogs in Paintings

    By March 6, 2019

    The title sentence is one of the charming English euphemisms, usually used to apologize for one’s imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal one’s true purpose, such as going to use the toilet or going to buy a drink....

  • 2019: Year of the Pig and Pigs in Painting

    By January 4, 2019

    According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year closing the twelve-year lunar calendar cycle. It’s named after the Pig because according to the mythology, it was the last guest to arrive when the Jade Emperor (i.e. first god) or...

  • The Lady with the Dog

    By November 20, 2018

    The Lady with The Dog is the title I borrowed from Chekhov’s short story. It is a story of an affair, yet in art the dog quite often has been a symbol of fidelity. As you will also...

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