The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 18811 CommentRead more
Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…
The death of Frida Kahlo – 13 July 19541 CommentRead more
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
Artist Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish father and indigenous Mexican mother….
The Starling VariationsNo CommentsRead more
The starling is such an overlooked little bird, often regarded as quite unremarkable, but I think they're marvellous. I have…
International Women’s DayNo CommentsRead more
Today is International Women’s Day, a day when women all over the world celebrate their achievements. And I’m not just…
Artweeks in Eynsham 2016Read more
Find out which artists are taking part in Artweeks – Oxfordshire’s visual arts festival – in Eynsham this May.
The Shakespeare triptychRead more
Three paintings in praise of Shakespeare: 1 a map of Europe with the plays shown in their approximate location, 2.…
Vincent van Gogh mutilates his ear -23 December 1888Read more
On this day in 1888 in Arles in southern France, Vincent van Gogh performed the most infamous act of self-mutilation…
The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996No CommentsRead more
No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…
All the plays of ShakespeareRead more
A painting of all the plays of Shakespeare as a map with the plays shown in their approximate location.
The death of Alfred Russel Wallace – 7 November 1913Read more
How and why do species change? Why do some occur in some places, but not in others? Why do they…
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