Birds of prey are fascinating creatures that have evolved over millions of years to become some of the most efficient hunters in nature. These birds use various techniques to hunt their prey, including swooping down from high above, using stealth and camouflage, and even utilising complex hunting calls. This blog post will focus on three fascinating species of eagle.
Many Greek and Roman mythology characters have been depicted in art throughout the ages, and these characters often hold great significance in ancient and modern cultures. Some of these figures are more well-known than others, but all offer a fascinating glimpse into the fantastic and magical world of mythology
The daguerreotype was introduced in 1839 by Louis Daguerre. It was the first publicly available photographic process and quickly became popular among those interested in photography. The name "daguerreotype" refers to both the process used to create the images and the final product.
Día de Los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is a celebratory festival that remembers and honours friends and family members who have died. It is a national symbol in Mexico, taught in schools and celebrated with public holidays. Día de Los Muertos is an important celebration of Mexican indigenous culture and is listed on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian Expressionist painter who created the iconic painting, 'The Scream' in 1893. The work was inspired by an experience where Munch felt overwhelmed by "the infinite scream of nature." Today, we'll learn about the theft of The Scream from the National Museum of Norway.
We'll take a closer look at some well-known paintings and reveal their amazing secrets hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years. Read on to hear music hidden in a 500-year-old picture, speculate on what a medieval UFO may have looked like, and see if you can find the self-portrait hidden inside a painting.
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!
On March 18th, 1990, two men disguised as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, USA and stole 13 works of art worth $500 million. It was the largest art theft in history, and the museum has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the return of the works. This mystery has fascinated art lovers for years, and despite the FBI's best efforts, it remains unsolved. Read on to find out about the stolen works and how it happened.
People have used intaglio printing techniques for hundreds of years; some early examples of intaglio printing include playing cards made in Germany in the 1430s using drypoint. Several types of intaglio printing include etching, drypoint, engraving, aquatint and mezzotint. This blog post will introduce each type of printing method and then explain how to create an intaglio print.