Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most celebrated and well known artists in the world. The French painter became famed for his impressionistic style of artistry, but only after his death. He also had a fascinating life of artistic endeavours, battles with mental illness, financial hardships and more.
Sometimes all it really takes is a book to completely change the world. Be it due to the book sharing ideas and concepts that were never considered, or simply acting as a unifying voice for thoughts that everyone was having, they were the spark that sets change into motion. Interestingly, it isn’t always the books […]
Many artists use durable materials of the best quality to ensure their works have a long lifespan. Others use organic substances that will decay over time – and as the most important temporary works show, impermanence itself becomes a collaborator or a medium.
Haunted paintings are a familiar enough site in children’s cartoons, but according to some people, they are not limited to the realms of animation and imagination. Even today, there are artists, viewers, and collectors who swear there is something sinister about certain artworks.
There are some children’s writers that have become real literary icons and have created classic books that have really stood the test of time. These books are timeless, and despite many of them having been written several years ago, they remain popular with audiences around the globe.
South America is a land overflowing with culture and history, dating back thousands of years to the ancient civilisations of the Aztec, Mayans, and the many cultures that came in between. Many of the countries in South America have immortalised their fascinating history with a number of unmissable museums that are all worth seeing at […]
The photo camera’s ancestors, both the obscura and pinhole cameras, can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Chinese. The first individual to write down the concepts of camera obscura was the Chinese writer Mozi, who resided during the Han dynasty (approximately 468–about 391 BC). Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle also wrote in his book, […]
Many consider our ability to record information for long-term usage is one of the many reasons that our species was able to advance in the way that it has. Books provide new generations to learn from generations past, allowing information and storytelling to pass through the ages.
India is a beautiful country that is overflowing with plenty of culture and history. The people of India take great pride in their history, and have created many museums throughout the country that visitors are welcome to see.
Mankind has been building status for as long as there has been civilisation, and even before that. Our ability to take a piece of rock, granite, or marble and carve it into something unique and one-of-a-kind is part of the creative spark that humans were gifted with from the moment we began paining in caves.