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Medieval Christian Monoliths: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

The highlands of northern Ethiopia contain eleven fascinating and unique churches. The so-called rock-hewn churches of Lalibela were carved directly...

Alexandra Kiely 18 November 2021

Architecture

These Churches Will Make You Believe In God

Churches are fascinating buildings where time seems to stand still. Allow us to lead you by the smell of incense into the dark Gothic interiors.

Magda Michalska 18 November 2021

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Does London Value Animals More Than Women?

Where are the women in the UK’s public art installations? Let’s take a look at the politics of sculptural commissions plus a top ten of...

Candy Bedworth 15 November 2021

Renaissance

Simonetta Vespucci – The Renaissance Top Model

If you would like to spot one woman from the Renaissance who could be called a Top Model – it would be Simonetta Vespucci. Nicknamed La Bella,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 November 2021

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The Business of Tomorrow – A New Biography of Harry Guggenheim

Dirk Smillie’s new book, The Business of Tomorrow: The Visionary Life of Harry Guggenheim – From Aviation and Rocketry to the Creation of an...

Alexandra Kiely 15 November 2021

Artist Stories

Joanna Hiffernan: Artist, Model and Whistler’s Muse

Joanna Hiffernan and James Abbott McNeill Whistler met in London in 1861. He fell in love with her striking red hair and outspoken character and the...

Louisa Mahoney 15 November 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Claude Monet, Meules

Claude Monet, the master of Impressionism, loved to paint in series. The one with haystacks (in French called meules) is his most well-known, which...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 November 2021

Art State of Mind

Moondance. Full Moon in Painting

Have you ever seen a full moon? Let’s take a look at some wonderful artists who have featured our celestial companion in a variety of settings...

Candy Bedworth 12 November 2021

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Book Review: Shedding The Shackles

A review of Shedding The Shackles: Women’s Empowerment Through Craft by Lynne Stein, Herbert Press, Ireland, 2021. An exploration of crafting...

Candy Bedworth 11 November 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Kensingtons at Laventie by Eric Kennington

The painting The Kensingtons at Laventie, which we present today, is Eric Kennington’s most famous work. It has been described as “one of...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 November 2021

History

5 Artists Who Became Soldiers During the First World War

Today we commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Great War. On this occasion we want to present you with artists who enlisted as soldiers...

Magda Michalska 11 November 2021

European Art

Sir William Orpen: The Official Artist of the First World War

Initially known for society portraits, Sir William Orpen (the knighthood came after the end of the war) became an official artist of the First World...

Wendy Gray 11 November 2021