Art

illustration of a group of people walking by houses on bank of a canal

Henri Cassiers and his art advertising the Low Countries

Henri Cassiers’ artworks promoted tourist locations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Purr-fect puzzles for International Cat Day

Celebrated yearly on the 8th of August, International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day, is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them. This year it falls on a Caturday, so let’s celebrate meow!

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Summer sketched: the Skagen Painters in Denmark

A group of Scandinavian artists gathered in Skagen in the 19th century

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#MuseumJigsaw – puzzle over beautiful artworks

Have fun with our cultural heritage jigsaw puzzles and discover beautiful artworks when you complete them.

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Endpapers: beautiful patterns and illustrations inside book covers

Marbling techniques made endpapers beautiful and artistic, as well as a practical bookbinding tool.

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Spot the Differences: 8 art puzzles to play

Test yourself with these 8 Spot the Difference puzzles from artworks and paintings.

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Star-crossed lovers in classic literature part 2

Two stories from classic literature of lovers separated by forces outside of their control.

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Star-crossed lovers in classic literature: Depictions of historical relationships in times of social distancing

Today we bring you the first two of five stories of love made impossible by physical distance – stories of longing, heartache, and yearning in European literature and art.

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Art Up Your Zoom: beautiful backgrounds for your conference calls

We’ve curated some great artworks to use as backgrounds in your Zoom conference calls.

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#Nightingale2020: Remembering nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale 200 years after her birth

Learn more about the amazing life and work of Florence Nightingale’s and where to take part in the bicentenary celebrations of her birthday – #nightingale2020.

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painting of a bustling street scene in a square

Åke Waldemar Larsson: the artist who depicted everyday life in Malmö

Swedish artist Åke Waldemar Larsson has created a huge number of artworks depicting day to day life in the city of Malmö, and the beauty, energy and rhythms of our working lives.

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painting of a tree, coloured a bright red against a blue background

Inspiring movement: Piet Mondrian, painting and migration

Celebrated Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is a pioneer of 20th century abstract art who lived in Paris, London and New York, with his art reflecting his migrations.

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landscape painting showing a tree on a mountain in front of a lake

Eero Järnefelt, painter of Finnish nature

Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt was inspired by nature. Over his artistic career of more than 60 years, many of paintings depict details of nature and weather in particular in Finland.

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A journey through Byzantine Ravenna

Ravenna in modern Italy was one of Europe’s most important cities in the Byzantine era. Today, experts from the Byzantine Art and Archaeology project take us on a tour of Ravenna’s remarkable Byzantine heritage.

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black and white photograph of tables and chairs inside a cafe

Beautiful & useful: Bauhaus and Walter Gropius

2019 celebrates the centenary of the influential Bauhaus art and design school, founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany on April 12th in 1919.

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