While the Newlyn and St Ives colonies are well documented, in the late 19th and for much of the 20th century, the village of Polperro was also considered a leading art centre, described as ‘the haunt of half the artists in Britain’. Yet today visitors to this picturesque spot can come away unaware of its artistic heritage. Arts Society Lecturer David Tovey explores the story
The armour that clad warrior knights of old was not merely worn for protection; each one was a work of art, holding hidden messages denoting power and identity. Arts Society Lecturer Tobias Capwell leads us into this mysterious world of metal
By the time of her death in 2008 Mary Newcomb’s work was celebrated for its exquisite rendering of nature and wildlife
Sons, siblings and soaring talents: the Bruegel dynasty spanned almost 200 years, starting with Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Do you know your manga from your fumetto? Read on as Harry Venning gives us a short history of the art of the cartoon
The Christmas card is an art form of its own – but when was the first one sent, and who created it?
We think of Wordsworth as one of our greatest poets. His passion for ice skating is a little less well known.
In Hollywood’s early years, it was the people behind the cameras who really made the magic happen.
It's 100 years since Rupert first appeared in the Daily Express. We asked our expert, Howard Smith, for the bear facts.
It’s almost Halloween – time to dip into the past and explore the ways we once protected hearth and home from demons.
Amina Wright, explores the story of the boy that went on to become president of the Royal Academy of Arts
From the almost hidden to the truly overt, our expert, Aliki Braine, explores the development of the self-portrait.