Hetepni was an accountant and tax collector in the revenue office of the king over 4000 years ago in Egypt. Found in Saqqara, this mortuary statue tells us that he was was responsible: '...for the counting of everything that crawled or flew in the water and in the marshland'. The statue dates from the [...]
I was pleased to be involved in the exciting collaboration between artists Elena Hutchcroft, Karolina Nieduza and the Alfred Gillett Trust for Somerset Art Weeks 2017. ‘Lasts’ is an art installation in response to Street’s rich history of shoe making, bringing traditional lasts to life in a contemporary installation. 'Lasts' art installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina [...]
The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti can be found in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. Realised by Vasari in 1570, the tomb includes three marble sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master. It is Sculpture however, that is most distraught to have lost [...]
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The Sleeping Hermaphrodite depicts the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. It is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original dating to 2nd century BC.
Part I On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To many-tower'd Camelot; And up and down the people go, Gazing where the lilies blow Round an island there below, The island of Shalott. [...]
The juxtaposition of modern art against industrial buildings This is the factory HQ of Clarks the shoemakers, a hodge-podge of 19th century factories and later offices which has a wonderful collection of modern art from around the world on display.