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Germany: Memories of a Nation at the British Museum

Flag of the German Confederation, 1850

After listening to Neil MacGregor’s outstanding radio series, Germany: Memories of a Nation, a visit to the linked exhibition at the British Museum was considered essential.   2,694 more words


The Scientists, after The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Hans Holbein the Younger’s, The Ambassadors which was painted in 1533 and is housed at the National Gallery in London is full of symbolism and it has been long debated what various elements of the painting represent. 720 more words

Acrylic On Canvas

Catherine Opie

Opie is an American artist who specialises in issues relating to documentary photography. I find Opie’s work interesting because she considers the impact of technology on individuals, claiming to investigate how photography can voice and document social phenomena in America. 238 more words

Artist Influences

The British Museum Remembers Germany. 600 years, 600 objects.

So… It’s been a while since I updated my blog with a review or anything so HERE WE GO! You’re going to get sick of them in the next few weeks. 806 more words


Erasmus and being a lover of books.

Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus by Albrecht Dürer, 1526, engraved in Nuremberg, Germany.

Holbein’s studies of Erasmus’s hands in silverpoint and chalks, c. 1523. (Louvre).

In 1489 Erasmus, the fifteenth century Dutch humanist and theologian wrote a letter in which he described his understanding of what it means to be a lover of books. 115 more words


Back to books!

Inspired by Hilary Mantel and intrigued by Hans Holbein and aided and abetted by her new publishers Hodder and Stoughton, Tracy Borman has written a biography of… 1,280 more words