Art Diaries: Hello Florence!

“When I raise my eyes to the sky, I see earthly things as well.” - Tycho Brahe, 1588 When a city is visited by 16 million people a year, it can be difficult to enjoy your own little slice of it, uninterrupted from tour groups, bicycles and street sellers. However difficult it may seem, Florence... Continue Reading →

What Do The Paintings Of Lascaux and Guernica Share?

In the quiet village of Montignac, in the Dordogne region of France, stands one of the world's finest examples of cave art, and in my opinion, one of the greatest artistic achievements ever. This complex network, like all prehistoric art, represents a great evolutionary leap into modern intelligence, known as 'The Transition'. Lascaux was discovered... Continue Reading →

My Own Little Art History

A brilliant piece of advice I came across recently is that you need to learn about your own art history, not just that of the Great Masters and contemporary artists, and that's what I'm going to talk about today. I often work within specific themes or phases, but most recently these have been troubling me... Continue Reading →

The Horse in Art

The theories surrounding the myths of Palaeolithic art have been born, cast aside and challenged ever since the first caves were discovered back in the late 1800's. Whilst we will never truly know why our ancestors painted certain species within the depths of Europe's Ice Age caves, it seems that our ancestors were great admirers... Continue Reading →

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