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Technique Tuesdays: Painting in Miniature

What is it?

Painting in miniature is more than just painting a small work. The word “miniature” originally came from a Latin term for the red pigment that was used in the creation of illuminated manuscripts. 598 more words

Fine Art

The bust of Nefertiti

My ARCHAEO-Crush of August is one of the most beautiful ancient Egyptian sculptures… one that is somewhat controversial. Isn’t it always the case with Nefertiti? 362 more words


Thinking of visiting Cairo’s blank museum? Think again

Photo: Cairo Museum entrance courtesy Ijanderson977 – wikimedia.org

Being within walking distance of Cairo’s museum, we trudged by beeping traffic under a blazing sun. Before the doors swung open, we arrived early thinking we’d beat the crowds to discover others with the same idea. 132 more words


Sculpture Study Sunday : Bust of Nefertiti

Part of the Egyptian Museum of Berlin collection, you can experience this particular bust at the Neues Museum Ancient Egypt exhibition indefinitely! Wife and Queen to King Akhenaten, this bust is unlike early versions depicting Nefertiti’s beauty. 141 more words

Art History

Life off the road

I went to the British Museum the other day, it’s probably one of my favourite places in the world. I don’t even try to go around all of it each time; instead I take it room by room, item by item. 116 more words


IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN TO LONDON, you’ll know one of the city’s great wonders is the British Museum. It is one of the wonders of the world. 170 more words

Nazir Tanbouli