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Spotlight: Degas’ Ballet Dancers Waiting in the Wings’

Spotlight: Degas’ Ballet Dancers Waiting in the Wings’

After starting to study law upon his father’s request, Edgar Degas abandoned professional study in pursuit of painting to eventually become the prolific French painter we know today. So inspired by Ingres, initially, Degas wanted to be a history painter but later changed direction combining […]

Renegades In Art

Renegades In Art

We all love renegades, characters who buck the trend. They, with the benefit of hindsight, propel history forward and break down barriers, offering new ways of thinking, seeing and doing things. Enter two – very different – artists who in the late 19th and early […]

Tudor Art And Why It’s Significant

Tudor Art And Why It’s Significant

Today my friend’s daughter had to complete a school project on Tudor portraits. Music to my ears – nothing like a bit of Tudor espionage and beheading to get me interested. They’re my favourite royals and so I offered to help her out. But it […]