Art

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of letters and more can all signify different characteristics. Handwriting analysis (also known as graphology) can even be used for detecting lies and revealing possible health ailments. //cdn.playbuzz.com/widget/feed.js The study of handwriting… Continue reading What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

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Looking forward to NT Live’s Frankenstein

https://youtu.be/SeuAKpKtnzQ Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since… Continue reading Looking forward to NT Live’s Frankenstein

Art, Fanfiction

Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension

Tate Modern is an amazing story of redemption and reinvention. It resides Picasso to Anish Kapoor and Tacita Dean – you name ’em, they’ve got ’em. You could happily spend a day exploring them all, and also find time for the latest barnstorming exhibition. The biggest, most audacious, installations are in the vast Turbine Hall… Continue reading Marvel at one of the world’s most dynamic modern art spaces, Tate Modern, and its new extension

Art, Excerpts

Botticelli – The Lamentation over the death of Christ

In the Church of San Paolino, I found an altarpiece which was to drive me mad. The subject of the painting was a common one, I had discovered, usually called The Lamentation, being the scene of those weeping over the body of the dead Christ only just taken down from the Cross. It was a miracle of Botticelli's… Continue reading Botticelli – The Lamentation over the death of Christ

Art, Excerpts

Botticelli – The Birth Of Venus

I entered the house which was by no means luxurious, and as he took the lamp from the other man, I followed him through a side door into his workshop where he put the lamp on a table full of paints and brushes and rags. I couldn't take my eyes off him. This was the man who… Continue reading Botticelli – The Birth Of Venus

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A few notes on Romanticism

Though sometimes referred to as the “anti-classical” movement in art, Romanticism is a style that focuses on the artist’s individualistic and emotionally wrought point of view, and is found to oppose the art movement known as Neoclassicism. Even though there have been many artists to combine elements of both. Some of the more renowned names… Continue reading A few notes on Romanticism

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A few notes about Expressionsim

When speaking on buying paintings of the Expressionist movement, it is always a good idea to review what elements make Expressionism unique, and to gain an understanding of some of the artists representative of this particular artistic movement. The agreed upon intention of Expressionist artwork is not reproduce a subject accurately, but to instead portray… Continue reading A few notes about Expressionsim