All the Fun of the Fair: Carousels, Roundabouts, and Merry-Go-Rounds in ArtJuly 16, 2021
Carousels, roundabouts, and Merry-Go-Rounds have a long history documented in art, stemming back to the time of the crusades. It was used as a method of training for combat, with riders galloping in circles throwing balls at one...
Inkulinati – Medieval Manuscripts Come to Life in a New Video GameJune 1, 2021
If you’ve ever wanted to step inside a medieval manuscript, here’s your chance. Inkulinati, an upcoming strategy-based video game, was inspired by the weird and wonderful world of marginalia. Medieval Marginalia Throughout medieval manuscripts, all sorts of strange...
The Enneagram Types in Art – Of Amazing Painters, Paintings and DiagramsMay 13, 2021
If you are anything like us, your social media feed is probably full of quizzes! From ‘What is your ideal decorating style?’ to ‘What is your Hogwarts house?’ there seems to be a quiz for every mood and...
Ice Skating Artwork – A Visual Journey on IceJanuary 28, 2021
Ice skating is a beloved winter activity and I’ve been an avid participant (all year round) since I was a little girl. As such, I really enjoy looking at ice skating in artworks from centuries past. It’s fun...
Two Men, Police Uniforms, and Some Duct Tape: The Biggest Art Heist in History After 30 Years of Active InvestigationsOctober 19, 2020
Two men, police uniforms and some duct tape; this is how Rick Abath and Randy Hestand, security men at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, found themselves tied up after midnight in the basement of the museum...
Roll up, Roll up, for the Greatest Show on Earth! Jeanne Mount and Her Circus MosaicsOctober 18, 2020
Artist Jeanne Mount designed a series of spectacular circus mosaics in 1969 that are as fresh and vibrant today as when they were first displayed on the famous Blackpool Tower. Let’s take a look. Come back with me...
The Bugatti Brothers: A Story About Cars and CowsAugust 29, 2020
Nowadays Bugatti is a legendary company in the field of automobile technology. However, few people know the history of the man behind the trademark, and even more interesting, the family behind the name. Meet the Bugatti brothers! A...
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