Tag: Anniversary

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Culture, History

The Cold War on Film

Archival footage captures the tension and turmoil between the Democratic West and Soviet East after World War Two.  The Cold War began soon after the end of WWII and escalated into a long period of fraught tension between the world’s two “superpowers”: the democracies of the Western world, led by […]

History

Centenary of the Battle of Messines

The Battle of Messines (1st – 14th June 1917) has been called one of the most successful allied offensives in the First World War, noted for its effective artillery tactics, military communication methods and the speed of its gains. With its hundredth anniversary coming up next month, here is an overview […]

XAM69091 Self Portrait, 1911 by Schiele, Egon (1890-1918); Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria; Austrian,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

100 years without Egon Schiele

‘All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me’, claimed Egon Schiele, the centenary of whose death in 1918 is fast approaching. Others have criticised Schiele’s work as grotesque, disturbing and pornographic. An early exponent of the expressionist movement, Schiele’s style is characterised by distorted nudes and autobiographical themes, […]

Wim Wenders at Cannes Film Festival (He'S President of Jury) on May 12, 1989 (b/w photo) / Photo © AGIP
Culture

5 Film Anniversaries in May

This May is a big month for anniversaries from the glitzy world of cinema. Not only is it the 70th Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but a number of high-profile Hollywood actresses from the golden age of Hollywood also celebrate anniversaries this month […]