National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in London, England

In this episode, we’ll be visiting the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in London, England. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. The description beside the Monument reads: “The National Windrush Monument was designed to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution and dedication of the Windrush Generation of British history. The Monument symbolises the courage, commitment and resilience of the thousands of men, women and children who travelled to the UK from 1948 to 1971. It has been created as a permanent place of reflection, fostering greater understanding of the Windrush Generation’s talent, hard work and loyalty to Britain, inspiring future generations forever. The National Windrush Monument has been funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. By Anthony

Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue 1935 by Piet Mondrian at the Tate Modern in London

In this episode, we’ll be visiting Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue 1935 by Piet Mondrian at the Tate Modern in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. Piet Mondrian, was a famous Dutch painter and art thinker born 7th March 1872 and died 1st February 1944. He’s considered one of the best artists of the 20th century. Mondrian was one of the first to explore abstract art in the 20th century. He started with realistic paintings but later focused on simple shapes and lines in his art. There are many ways to interpret his line works. I personally, don’t. I try not to complicate the clean visual. About the piece, The Tate Modern tell us: “Mondrian used a

Nikolaj Omersa’s 1942 Nude painting at the National gallery of Modern Art in Ljubljana in Slovenia

In this episode, we’ll be visiting Nikolaj Omersa’s 1942 “Nude” painting at the National gallery of Modern Art in Ljubljana in Slovenia. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. In this episode, we’ll be visiting Nikolaj Omersa’s 1942 “Nude” painting at the National gallery of Modern Art in Ljubljana in Slovenia. 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. Please consider donating via Paypal to keep the channel going. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. Nikolaj Omersa,

My Wife by Tone Kralj at the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana

In this episode, we’ll be visiting My Wife by Tone Kralj at the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. The museum tell us: “Tone Kralj was a true Renaissance man as he worked in the techniques of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing, and was also skilled in architectural planning and interior design. His artistic expression was always centred on the figure. Initially, his figures were part of expressive, vehement compositions in darker colours. Over time, however, he introduced a more vibrant colour palette, the shapes of both subjects and objects became more concrete, and his expression, with its socially critical themes, moved closer to the style of New Objectivity. His figures thus became increasingly monumental

The Munition Girls by Stanhope Alexander Forbes at the Science Museum in London

In this episode, we’ll be visiting The Munition Girls by Stanhope Alexander Forbes at the Science Museum in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. The Munition Girls oil on canvas was painted in 1918 by Stanhope Forbes. He was born in Dublin on the 18th November 1857 and died on the 2nd March 1947. We find some incredible paintings and works of art at the Science Museum dotted around and this is no exception. The Science Museum tells us: “Commissioned by John Baker & Co of Rotherham, the painting depicts women workers at the firm’s Kilnhurst Steel Works. The First World War made unprecedented demands on industry and the Kilnhurst works were converted to the manufacture of artillery shells. With

The Art sculpture by Anton Štefic at the National Gallery Of Slovenia in Ljubljana

In this episode, we’ll be visiting the “Art” sculpture by Anton Štefic at the National Gallery Of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. The Slovenian sculpture Anton Štefic was born on January 12, 1878, Gabrje and died on May 4, 1915 at age 37. This 1911 bronze, which is signed and dated on it’s base is an example of Slovene Early Modernism. Štefic graduated from the High School of Applied Arts in Zagreb before relocating to Ljubljana. Ahead of World War I, he secured a scholarship to pursue sculpture studies in Florence and Rome. As his artistic journey unfolded, he shifted from academic realism to embrace a more contemporary approach. Tragically, his artistic aspirations were cut short by

Seated Nude The Black Hat by Philip Wilson Steer at the Tate Britain, London

In this episode, we’ll be visiting the 1900 painting, ‘Seated Nude The Black Hat’ by Philip Wilson Steer at the Tate Britain in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. In this episode, we’ll be visiting the 1900 painting, ‘Seated Nude The Black Hat’ by Philip Wilson Steer 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. Please consider donating via Paypal to keep the channel going. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close

The abduction of Psyche by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s The abduction of Psyche. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born in November 1825 and died 19th August 1905 and was a French academic painter. Throughout his career, he focused on realistic genre paintings, employing mythological themes to provide modern interpretations of classical subjects, particularly emphasizing the female human body. Academic art, also known as academicism is a style of painting and sculpture influenced by European art academies which was prevalent in the 19th century after the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. Having spent the majority of his life in Paris, Bouguereau was honoured with the Legion of Honour on 12 July 1859. He described his love of

The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Younger at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

In this episode, we’ll be visiting The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Younger at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. Pieter Brueghel the Younger was born in Brussels in 1564 and was a Flemish painter He is known for his many copies of his father’s work; Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The son was traditionally well known as “Hellish Brueghel” because it was thought that he liked to paint pretty heavy and fiery devilish paintings! This particular painting was bequeathed by Richard Edward Kerrich in 1872. The museum tells us about The Triumph of Death painting: “The design for Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s harrowing picture originates in the work of his father, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Little Peasant by Amedeo Modigliani at the Tate Modern, London

In this episode, we’ll be visiting The Little Peasant by Amedeo Modigliani at the Tate Modern, London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. Amedeo Modigliani was born in Italy in 1884. He mainly worked in France and he painted The Little Peasant Oil on canvas around 1918. He’s celebrated for his innovative take on portraiture and the human form, where faces, necks, and figures take on surreal stretches, offering a glimpse into a unique artistic realm. The Tate Gallery tell us: “This is one of a small group of paintings that Modigliani made of young people. There is some doubt over the accuracy of the title, as the same model seems to appear in another portrait by the artist, titled The