Category: Art

History Painting: ‘Capture of Joan of Arc’ by Adolf-Alexander Dillens, circa 1850.

You’ve all heard of the story of France’s national heroine, nicknamed ‘The maid of Orleans’ and how she rode at […]

History Painting: ‘The Battle of Austerlitz’ by Francois Gerard, 1810.

In the winter of 1805, Napoleon’s Grand Armée marched halfway across Europe to confront their enemy, the allied armies of […]

Magnificent Byzantine Ivories (Part 1).

Often when we associate Byzantium with art, the image of religious frescoes and mosaics always comes to mind first. Indeed, […]

Impressions of Claude Monet.

Claude Monet was born on 14th November 1840. He grew up in the French port Le Harve on the Normandy […]

Interview with photographer Cedrick Jones.

Photography, at its best I believe, is a powerful medium. It allows us to tell our story and show others […]

History Painting: The Crusader army attacks Constantinople by Jacopo Palma il Giovane, circa 1587.

If you are a curious visitor to Italy, and make your way to Venice, in the Great Hall of the […]

The Our Lady of Vladimir.

The Our Lady of Vladimir (Theotokos of Vladimir) is a medieval Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary and Child. It […]

History Painting: Ivan the Terrible and His Son by Ilya Repin, 1885.

Although the Grand Prince of Moscow, Ivan IV had already effectively ruled Russia since 1533, he decided to raise the […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

The Holy Crown of St. Stephen.

Also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, the Holy Crown of St. Stephen was the coronation crown of over […]