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This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of that giant figure in the history of Russia: Peter the Great. The Arts Society expert, Rosamund Bartlett, reveals what Peter did for Russian art and culture – and why his approach included a tax on beards here
A winter’s evening walk brings glimpses of a motif that, for artists, conjures homecomings, hauntings, nostalgia and desire. Peter Davidson explores the enduring fascination of the lighted window courtesy of The Arts Society.
Each week, the Amblers meet at Pixon Lane for a walk which is usually up to a maximum of 5 miles. The group are in no hurry, and like to amble along the planned route, enjoy the landscape, catch up on the latest news and generally enjoy a social get together. A different member plans […]
The Amblers enjoy a walk on a dry winter’s day on Dartmoor taking in the views in and around Pew Tor. Pictures courtesy of Imogen Monk.
The term ‘icon’ comes from the Greek ‘eikon’, meaning ‘image’. These objects of veneration come with a rich history, with the earliest surviving examples dating to the 6th or 7th century. Arts Society expert, Helen McIldowie-Jenkins, unpicks the tale of the origins and making of this particularly singular art form here