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Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!

Virginia Woolf c. 1884. Photograph © The Charleston Trust

Virginia Woolf was born on the 25th January, 1882¸ at the Stephen family residence at 22 Hyde Park Gate in London. 59 more words


Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (1942)

There is usually something comforting about spotting lights in darkness. Warmth, activity, security – the comforting haze of lights normally signifies all of these. As we, the viewer, gaze upon the café scene from the desolute corner of Greenwich Avenue (NY), the lights of the café intice us in. 437 more words

Art History

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli (1482-1485)

Today, the lucky viewers of the ‘Birth of Venus’ marvel at the beauty of Botticelli’s work in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. From the bright greeny-blue of the ocean to the exquisite depiction of the female form, this work of art is undoubtedly a masterpiece. 733 more words

Art & Design

John Ruskin's On Art and Life

Whew! Well, it’s been a little while, I know. But I’m baaaaack with a long post as I get back into the groove of weekly posting. 4,871 more words

Art History

The Importance of Art History?

Admittedly, art history is probably the weakest area in my teaching.  It is something that I have never had an interest in studying.  It was one of the hardest art courses I took at both colleges I attended.   397 more words

Let it Snow!

Many of us are facing bitter winter weather just now. So, it seemed an appropriate time to talk about…painting snow!

Two of the main concepts to keep in mind when painting snow are value and color temperature. 716 more words

The Landscape Atelier

A Box Full of Bloomsbury – Cataloguing Loose Works on Paper from Duncan Grant’s Studio

Items in the box before photographing and cataloguing. Photographs © The Charleston Trust

Since our return to the attic following the Christmas break we have focussed our attention on photographing and cataloguing a box of loose papers and notes in the Angelica Garnett Gift. 1,040 more words