The scandalous art of Edouard Manet

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” Edouard Manet One of the most influential artists of the 19th century Edouard Manet was born on 23 January 1883 to a wealthy Parisian family with strong political connections. …



Charles Perrault’s fairy tales

Charles Perrault is a name that is familiar to the young and old all over the world.  Who doesn’t know his Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty? Perrault was born on 12 January 1628 to a wealthy Parisian …


A biography of Barbara Hepworth

Today we are celebrating the 109th birthday of the leading British contemporary artist – Barbara Hepworth. Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Hepworth attended the Leeds School of Art and studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art. After winning a West …