What makes a painting well known? It could be the subject or the artist who created it. It may be part of a notable collection or have a historical significance—however, some paintings are well known because there are mysterious circumstances surrounding them. Read on to learn about some fascinating pictures people believe are haunted - with one painting's mystery revealed in a very ordinary explanation.
Oceans and waterways are mysterious places, filled with all sorts of interesting creatures. Today, we'll talk about five fascinating species who live under water: The Picked Dogfish, the Porcupinefish, the Electric Catfish and the Octopus. We've also selected some beautiful illustrations from our pictorial archive, Sea-Life & Monsters of the Deep, to capture your imagination!
Greek mythology is a great place to start if you're looking for incredible, timeless stories to inspire you. There are so many fascinating tales from this ancient culture, and we've selected some of our favourites for you here. This blog post will share the story of Odysseus and the sirens, explain who the Moirai were, and discover how Perseus saved Andromeda from a gruesome end. We've also included some beautiful illustrations from our pictorial archive, Greek and Roman Mythology: An Image Archive for Artists and Designers, which will help bring these stories to life - read on and enjoy!
Do you know the origins of your favourite paint colours? Many of us take for granted the various hues we see daily. This blog post will explore the grisly and fascinating origins of five popular paint colours. From mummy brown to radium green, each shade has a unique story to tell!
The ocean is one of the most beautiful and majestic places on Earth, and it's also a vital resource we need to protect. The animals who live in the ocean and the coral reefs they call home are crucial to our planet's health. Unfortunately, humans have damaged and polluted our oceans to the point of serious danger. This blog post will discuss ten ways we can work together to protect our oceans.