‘The Frog Princess’ Sculpture by Gilbert Bayes at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

‘The Frog Princess’ Sculpture by Gilbert Bayes at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at a bronze sculpture called ‘The Frog Princess’ by Gilbert Bayes which is at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. Crafted in 1929, Bayes, a distinguished British sculptor of the early 20th century, was renowned for his ability to breathe life and emotion into his creations. He left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape with a career that traversed the Arts &

Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by Vincent Van Gogh

Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by Vincent Van Gogh In this episode, we’ll be taking a short but close look at the 1888 painting called Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by Vincent Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. This is a painting that really translates well in photographs. Painted in 1888 during Van Gogh’s residence in Arles, the origins of this seascape reveal themselves through the discovery of sand particles embedded in the layers of paint, indicative of the artist’s proximity to the shore. Executed in

The Umbrellas by Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Umbrellas by Pierre Auguste Renoir In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir which was painted between 1881- 86 and is displayed at the National Gallery, London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. “The Umbrellas” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painted between 1881 and 1886 is a significant work of art from the Impressionist period. It is divided into two sections, showcasing a stark contrast in

Camille Pissarro’s The Boulevard Montmartre at Night

Camille Pissarro’s The Boulevard Montmartre at Night In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of my favourite paintings; The Boulevard Montmartre at Night created in 1897 by Camille Pissarro at the National Gallery, London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. The Boulevard Montmartre at Night is a significant painting by Camille Pissarro, an eminent figure in the Impressionist movement. Housed in the National Gallery in London, this artwork

At the Theatre Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the National Gallery in London

At the Theatre Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the National Gallery in London In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 1876 painting called At the Theatre by the great Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which is at the National Gallery in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s 1876 masterpiece, “At the Theatre,” housed in the National Gallery in London, is a captivating portrayal of Parisian society’s leisure and elegance during

Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh

Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh at the National Gallery in London In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh painted in 1888 at the National Gallery in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. The “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh is a series of still life paintings completed around 1888. These paintings depict a vase bursting with vibrant sunflowers and are emblematic of van Gogh’s

Blue Beads, Paris by John Duncan Fergusson

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 1910 painting called “Blue Beads, Paris” by John Duncan Fergusson which is at the Tate Britain, in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’d love to hear your comments, thoughts and views about the art, below too. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. “Blue Beads, Paris” by John Duncan Fergusson was created in 1910. It captures a young woman bedecked with vivid blue beads, set against

Nausicaa by Robert Jackson Emerson

The Art of Robert Jackson Emerson: Analysing the 1932 Nausicaa Sculpture In this episode, we’re embarking on a captivating journey to explore the 1932 Nausicaa sculpture by Robert Jackson Emerson at the Aberdeen Art Gallery in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me, Anthony King. Robert Jackson Emerson was born in Rothley, England in 1878 and died in 1944. His 1932 Nausicaa sculpture is positioned in a very open visible corner within the Aberdeen Art Gallery in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. Their entrance hall has currently been given the theme of “love”. Briefly, in today’s example, Nausicaa’s unreciprocated love for Odysseus in Homer’s “The Odyssey” is an early literary example of a poignant theme; heartbreak. Emerson’s sculpture vividly

Decoding Nasta Rojc’s Ilica Street Zagreb Painting: A Window into Croatia’s Past

Decoding Nasta Rojc’s Ilica Street Zagreb Painting: A Window into Croatia’s Past Nasta Rojc was a Croatian lesbian painter who defied societal norms, famous for works like her 1910 “Ilicia Street” which we will be visiting today at the city museum in Zagreb, Croatia. Today you’ll find out why she was ahead of her time and probably hasn’t received the acclaim she probably deserves. You’ll not only see the painting but also hear a discussion with the museum curator about communist history in Yugoslavia and more about life for her in Zagreb and communist history, as well as visiting the spot of the painting today and looking at where she lived and much more. She was born in 1883 and died in 1964. Welcome to