When I think about military prowess and bad ass fighters I don’t usually think of warriors from a country more known for pretty mountains, yodeling, cheese with holes and chocolate.
Arts | Visual | Performing
Haven’t we all sat next to an aeroplane window and watched the world go by? Jim Darling decided to paint a series of pictures recording the landscapes he has seen from an aeroplane.
It’s hard to look at The Bull, painted in 1647 by twenty-one year old Dutch artist Paulus Potter and understand how this was ever held in higher esteem than Rembrandt’s Night Watch.
This painting, parodied and reduced to paint-by-number, has been reproduced and hung in millions of homes over the decades. Type the words Blue Boy into Google and nothing more is necessary to bring forth this image. Like the Mona Lisa, you might think little more can be said about something so deeply etched into the […]
Cultured and sophisticated people are a different breed from Joe Six Pack and the other plebeians on the street. The world is their playground and they cast a larger shadow than average people.
Most of Britain’s great writers are memorialized in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey, and quite a few are buried there, including Chaucer, Blake, Browning, Dickens, Tennyson and Kipling.
My photograph for today is of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculpture which stands in the reception area of the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.
What do you do if you’re athletic and good-looking, talented enough to catch the public’s attention, and you’re engaged in a scandal serious enough to get you horsewhipped and thrown in a French jail? If you’re Theodore Géricault (pronounced Gericho) and you’ve impregnated the young hottie your uncle recently married, you lock yourself away in […]
Monet had already made a name for himself when in 1892 he rented space across from the Rouen Cathedral in Normandy