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The Fighting Temeraire by J.M.W. Turner (1838)

“The flag which braved the battle and the breeze, no longer owns her.” – Thomas Campbell

Such were the words that Turner chose to accompany his magnificent work when it was first displayed in the Royal Academy. 415 more words


Christmas at Charleston

Charleston in the Snow. Photograph © The Charleston Trust

While it is tempting to paint a picture of a cosy farmhouse full of friends, food and laughter nestled within the frosty landscape of the South Downs – especially with Angelica Garnett’s description of a place ‘bathed in the glow of perpetual summer’ in mind – the reality of Charleston at Christmas-time was quite different. 960 more words


Cabinet (Cards) of Curiosity

Hello, all! I apologize for the mini-hiatus in posts, life lately has felt so busy, I haven’t had time to sit down and blog! That isn’t to say that I haven’t had things to share, though. 181 more words

Vintage Photos

U.N. Building – The Home of Peace by Martin Kippenberger (1984)

Few artists in history have been as polyvalent as Martin Kippenberger. Having touched almost every medium from poetry to sculpture (and even theatre), through which Kippenberger adopts the role of the satirical artist. 523 more words


The School of Athens by Raphaël (1509-1511)

In 1508, at the very peak of the High Renaissance, a 25-year-old Raphaël and his school are summoned to the Vatican by his holiness Pope Julius II. 482 more words


VIDEO - "Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art and History"

Adrienne Mayor, Research Scholar, Stanford University Classics Department, reveals surprising details and new insights about the lives of flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes who were mythologized as Amazons: … 6 more words