Tag: Art

Celebrating St. Nicholas: the Story of the Three Condemned Innocents.

The reign of Constantine The Great was not always stable. Borders had to be protected, laws enforced and if unrest […]

It’s priceless!

Have you ever been to an art show or art auction? I have been to a handful of art shows […]

A history of the First World War: No.6 The War Propaganda Poster.

“Propaganda draws nourishment from the sins of the enemy. If there are no sins, invent them ! The aim is […]

The Crucifix of San Damiano

Christians can argue and debate amongst themselves all they like, but I believe the San Damiano crucifix is arguably the […]

The Day We Almost Lost Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ Forever!

On the 15th August, 1943, bombing destroyed the great cloister of the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery, but miraculously spared […]

The Chimera

Mythology often dates back to antiquity. That is where my head is often buried, in a book about ancient Rome […]

The Tale of Pomona and Vertumnus

The Romans worshipped an innumerable number of gods and goddesses. Many of these were first deities of the Etruscans who […]

Anyone for Soup? Andy Warhol and ‘The Factory’ production line!

The expression (and I am paraphrasing here) “everyone wants be famous for 15 minutes” was credited to Andy Warhol. Was […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

Van Gogh’s Ear

Vincent Van Gogh is as famous for his painting, a career that spanned just ten years only, in which he […]