Tag: History

History painting: ‘The Last Day of Pompeii’ by Karl Bryullov, 1833.

Pompeii and Herculaneum are Roman cities from late antiquity that don’t need any introduction. There has been so much said […]

History painting: ‘The Distribution of the Standards’ by Jacques-Louis David, 1810.

The French painter, Jacques-Louis David, was arguably the most famous neoclassical painter in France during the late 18th century and […]

History Painting: ‘The Fire of Rome’ by Hubert Robert, 1771.

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, the great fire of Rome broke out in the merchant area of […]

Remembering Jack: A Little Over a Thousand Days In Office.

Every President wants to be remembered with an amazing record in office. Some work hard at creating their legacy, while […]

Classic albums: Jagged Little Pill Is Still Awesome!

Before the year 1995, I have to admit I had never heard of Alanis Morissette. I think its fair to […]

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 […]

The day the Tour was turned on it’s head: Lemond’s Incredible Comeback.

Thirty years ago today, America’s greatest cyclist Greg LeMond won the closest Tour de France in history, with a victory […]

Christ’s victory over death.

For millions of Christians across the world this weekend, Easter isn’t just about the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs. Traditionally, […]