Tag: literature

Art, History

What the Dickens?

Illustrator Joseph Clayton Clarke ‘Kyd’ brings many of Charles Dickens’ iconic characters to life  Mr. Micawber ‘David Copperfield’ is the eighth serialised novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1850. Many elements within the novel follow events in Dickens’ own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of all of his […]

Art, Culture, History

Shakespeare in Art

‘Beginning in the middle, starting thence away. To what may be digested in a play.’ * In 2016 the world is commemorating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. For centuries artists have reinterpreted and brought to life the acts, characters and scenes in Shakespeare’s plays, reaching zenith proportions during […]

The Village Club, from 'The Jungle Book', by Rudyard Kipling, 1903 by Detmold, Charles Maurice (1883-1908); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

10 orphans from literature

The exhibition ‘Drawing on Childhood‘ is currently on display at The Foundling Museum and encompasses the work of key illustrators from the 18th century to the present day, depicting images of fictional characters who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found. A long time favourite theme in European folklore and fiction […]

Art, What's On

The Artful Duality of Ali Smith’s Novel

In the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel How To Be Both, the intertwined stories of a 15th-century painter and a 21st-century teenager illuminate questions of art, identity, and immortality. The expansive nature of Ali Smith’s novel is highlighted by the interesting juxtaposition of the cover photograph of 60’s singers Sylvie Vartan and Francoise […]