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The women artists of the Arts and Crafts movement

It was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts… and for the first time women were the leaders.

Originating in Britain, the Arts and Crafts movement flourished throughout Europe and beyond between 1880 and 1920 as a response to industrialisation. 732 more words


Lonely Christmas

“I wish it could be Christmas every day,”
sings the bearded Wizzard in grey
conjuring up a magical rhyme
that gets me every time
the one about doors… 190 more words

Birmingham: This is What She's Like

For a city of its importance, Birmingham is terribly good at hiding in plain sight. A show of hands amongst a randomly selected group of people from SE England would probably show that most had been to Amsterdam or Barcelona, but how many would have spent time in Birmingham? 3,911 more words

Making Gothic Revival Waves

This year’s Friends of St Michael’s Annual Lecture is on Saturday 14 October at 3pm in the church, St Michael and All Angels. £12 on the door (free to Friends). 229 more words

6 The Arts

Reflections on the radical Pre-Raphaelites

The National Gallery has recently opened a small exhibition on their Sunley Room titled “Reflections : Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites.” This exhibition is based around the gallery’s masterpiece ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ painted by Van Eyck in 1434, and focuses on the influences that this painting had on the Pre-Raphaelite movement. 365 more words