The Cold War forms a key part of both AQA and Edexcel GCSE History courses. It is a fascinating part of history, full of intrigue, espionage...
Michel De Montaigne: A modern sceptic? (Part Two)
This two-part blog series analyses the influence of Pyrrhonian Scepticism on Montaigne’s writings...
Michel De Montaigne: A modern sceptic? (Part One)
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers...
Dada – Pioneering the Patriarchy?
Titled “Magic Realism” (and on until 14 July), this free show promises an encounter with the “uncanny and mysterious” through the art of the Weimar Republic...
‘Behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit’ – Art at the British Museum
This was the title Count Christian Dürckheim, who donated almost all the works on display, would have preferred for the British Museum’s showcase of 90 examples of German, modernist art. Eventually titled Germany Divided – A Search For Identity, the exhibition is more than a mere exploration into ‘modernism.’ Germany Divided represents a very particular moment in the 1960s … Continue reading ‘Behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit’ – Art at the British Museum
The Great War in Portraits: War at the National Portrait Gallery
Imagination, n.: A warehouse of facts, with a poet and a liar in joint ownership. Ambrose Bierce Who should win? The Poet or the Liar? Does it even matter, and are they always destined to be co-owners? This exhibition revolves around contrasts and difficult questions. It is an incredibly fitting portrayal of a war which … Continue reading The Great War in Portraits: War at the National Portrait Gallery
This is all owned by you – Exploring Bristol Library
To celebrate 400 years of Bristol libraries, and to coincide with national libraries day, Bristol Central Library hosted a ‘behind the scenes’ tour at their beautiful building on College Green. Rusty Squid’s animatronic ‘Book Hive’ (discussed in previous post, ABC: Art, Books and Curious Cats) was still fluttering, shimmering and swarming in the entrance foyer, … Continue reading This is all owned by you – Exploring Bristol Library