Tag: Christmas

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Art, Culture

Art to Make you Hungry

It’s the Christmas season and if you aren’t already stuffing your face with food then you really need to reassess your priorities. Here are some deliciously inviting images to get your stomach rumbling this season… from scrumptious Dutch still lifes to tasty contemporary works.   Find out More View more […]

Feasting with the family on Christmas Eve, cover illustration from 'Le Petit Journal' December 1907 (litho) by French School,  Private Collection;  Roger-Viollet, Paris
Art, Culture, History

Art of the Feast

It’s time to let out your belt as the seasonal holiday period is upon us. As well as a religious occasion, Christmas is a time to sit around the table with loved ones, enjoy a plentiful feast and be thankful for our blessings. In honour of the holiday, we explore […]

LAL295769 British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War by McBride, Angus (1931-2007); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Man and the Moment: Tommy Atkins -- His First Christmas at the Front. British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 415 (27 December 1969).); © Look and Learn; British,  out of copyright
Culture, History

The Christmas Truce of 1914

‘Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles schläft, einsam wacht’.  Just after dawn on a cold Christmas day in 1914 one of the most extraordinary events of the Great War was to unfold. It began with carol-singing in the trenches and both sides eventually ventured in “no man’s land” to mingle and exchange […]