Golconda – Rene Magritte

Do you remember the song "It's Raining Men", by the Weather Girls? They always made it sound like there was an abundance of Adonis like men falling from the sky, ready for the taking, which always conjured images of women being knocked out by a falling half naked man, for me... Or maybe you remember... Continue Reading →

The Happy Accidents of the Swing – Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Well we are days away from the start of 2021, and while I do hope that the next year is more productive and less devastating that 2020 was, I also think we are in for a few more months of sitting around dreaming of when we can go out and ditch the ‘new normal’ in... Continue Reading →

Lilac – Scott Radke

Here we are in what is set to be a dismal Halloween. The weather in the UK is just pretty dull, we are waiting on the potential second wave of COVID, therefore any Halloween fun you might have thought of having with 6 friends inside the privacy of your own home, has probably been trampled... Continue Reading →

Woman Fighting Bull – Rose Freymuth-Frazier

I saw a statement that struck me really odd the other day which was "feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings". This was said by Cheris Kramarae, and on the surface it seems a ridiculous statement, but underneath that is the world in which a lot of women find themselves in daily.... Continue Reading →

Enkisgold – Michael Page

I write a lot about religion. I don't have a belief, but perhaps this makes it easier for me to be completely unbiased, as it is not something that I have invested devotion to. I like to understand it, as I believe that this stands me in good stead to firstly empathise with my own... Continue Reading →

Waning – Erik Thor Sandberg

I am coming away from folk stories this week to talk about an artist that I have only just stumbled across, and have really taken to his work. This particular painting might resonate with me somewhat more than the others simply because of a recurring nightmare that I had when I was younger. The dream... Continue Reading →

Harbinger of Change – Andy Kehoe

I am taking a very slight detour from fairy tale this week to look at an artist who seems to base his art in the world of folklore, myth and stories instead. As a child I was deeply enthralled by stories, I had a vivid imagination and would spend hours daydreaming about mythical creatures; this... Continue Reading →

Miyamoto Musashi Subduing the Whale – Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Japan is a beautiful country and I was mesmerised by the tidal patterns that I could see on the beaches.  I know that sounds odd, as I live quite close to the sea, and I can see the tide changes when I please, but here in the UK we have fairly straight, undisturbed shorelines so... Continue Reading →

Christmas in the Brothel – Edvard Munch

Merry Christmas!  I hope that you have all opened your presents and received everything you could want (or a plethora of socks and pants at least).  I would like to take a moment to thank all of the people who have visited this website this year, I have been overwhelmed with the amount of readers... Continue Reading →

Satan summoning his Legions – Thomas Lawrence

There are many reason why I question religion.  Believe me, I would love to have the ultimate faith that some people feel, as I imagine it is really comforting to have a belief that will carry you through the thoughts of death, I also think it must be nice to have a like minded community... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Anselm Kiefer

There are some artists who are very difficult to navigate around their pieces. I had the great pleasure of writing about Anselm Kiefer for Parkstone International. You can find the article here. Why not come back and let me know what you thought?

The Creation of Adam – Michelangelo

Did you know that the fear of belly buttons is called omphalophobia?  I can't really imagine being afraid of, what is essentially a scar which reminds you of your own creation, but I don't like people on stilts, so each to their own. Michelangelo, was a bit of a rock star of art, having the... Continue Reading →

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