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Artist Spotlight: Boissegur

Don’t let the bright, cheerful colours fool you… French artist Boissegur’s paintings are shrouded in mystery. Groups of balloons float around her eerily quiet compositions, and often a boy or a man in a straw hat, called “George” or a girl named “Clara”, appear in the picture. With an exhibition of her intriguing works happening […]

BAL47691 Man Smoking a Pipe, 1890-92 (oil on canvas) by Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906); 91x72 cm; Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; French,  out of copyright
Art, What's On

Top Art Exhibitions: June

Looking for creative ways to spend your summer? Look no further. The sunny June weather isn’t the only thing that’s been eagerly anticipated… this month sees the opening of a number of big blockbuster exhibitions we can’t wait to visit. Whether you’re an art connoisseur, Hollywood film buff or science […]

Art, History

The Art of War (1914-18)

Representing the ravaged landscapes and soldiers who would never return, we bring you images by acclaimed artists, vividly chronicling their first-hand experiences of World War One.   British War Artists on the Front Line Official war artists were a select group, contracted to produce images of the war. Their role […]

Art, Culture, History

Et tu, Brute?

Feeling stabbed in the back by politics? Villain or revolutionary, some of history’s most colourful characters had two faces. Often appearing next to the most powerful players of all time, traitors and acts of treason can alter the course of history for good or ill. Marcus Junius Brutus (85-42 B.C.) and Nelson […]

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Masterpieces of Architecture: Kaldor

Paintings of masterpieces of architecture from around the world Trained as an architect in his native Hungary, Andras Kaldor set out to capture the city’s historic landmarks and public spaces, its churches, corporate headquarters, and museums, along with residences of the rich and famous.   Commissions have led Andras to travel […]

BAL67434 The Last Lap, Penny Farthing Race woven silk Stevengraph, by Thomas Stevens of Coventry, 1872; © Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK;  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

The Evolution of the Bicycle

According to some historians it is almost 200 years since the first documented bike ride by Karl von Drais in 1817 and the city of Mannheim in Germany is planning to celebrate this bicentenary with a major exhibition. The answer to the question of who invented the first bicycle often depends upon the nationality of who […]