Tag: museum

Spotlight: Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’

Spotlight: Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a French artist who only started painting at age 35, and only seriously in his early 40’s after a lifetime as a tax collector. Ridiculed by his critics throughout this life, and regarded as an eccentric, Rousseau won a great following […]

Spotlight: Hogarth’s ‘Beer Street’

Spotlight: Hogarth’s ‘Beer Street’

William Hogarth’s life is a true rags-to riches story. Born into a poor middle class family, his father was an unsuccessful schoolmaster and spent time in prison for paid debts. Hogarth (1697-1764) however rose the ranks of London society, and after training as an engraver, […]

Travel Tip: Why You Should Go To The Seville Art Museum

Travel Tip: Why You Should Go To The Seville Art Museum

Now I love art history and I can tolerate the driest of history programmes (much to Tom’s boredom) but even I find art museums can often be hit-and-miss. Fortunately for us both (poor Tom) every aspect of this museum surpassed expectations. Firstly, the building is […]