Art & Culture

Art & Culture

The glorification of Mary is the glorification of every woman

(6 minute read) Carolyn Morrison reflects upon how the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven has been celebrated and portrayed in art.

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Art & CultureHistory

Chinoiserie: turning the mirror of taste on ourselves

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst explores the sometimes problematic relationship between race and style.

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Art & CultureHistory

An artistic contribution to the science-religion debate

(5 minute read) Carolyn Morrison re-visits the life, work and beliefs of the celebrated Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus at the National Gallery.

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Art & CultureLifestyle

We need to read

(4 minute read) Just read! In a world dominated by the internet, Hajra Rehman urges us not to forget the life-giving power of literature.

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Art & CultureHistory

The bricks of prejudice: a temple to health and inequality in Edwardian England

(6 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst takes a trip to the baths to discover what makes a building great.

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Art & CultureSocial Issues

The Lampedusa Cross

(4 minute read) The Lampedusa Cross in London’s British Museum is both a sign of contradiction and a sign of hope, as Jill Cook discovers.

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Art & CultureFamily

The realism of magic and the magic of reality

(6 minute read) Jaqueline Silverio reveals why children’s books are not just for children.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19

“Autonomy is one of the joys of encountering art”

(4 minute read) It’s not just about the exhibits. Even in Covid-times, museums and galleries should also consider the quality of the visitors’ experience, argues Tascha von Uexkull.

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Art & CultureSocial IssuesThought-provoking

Sex and sexism in Italian theatre

(6 minute read) Isabella De Maddalena investigates a new project trying to right the wrongs, on stage and off stage.

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Art & Culture

Panning for gold in thrift stores

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds life lessons in a cracked teacup.

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