Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

The election: Childcare
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:52

The election: Childcare

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The Labour Party has vowed to spend £1bn on opening 1,000 new early years centres in England, saying they would get parents back to work and help children achieve. The Lib Dems are promising working families subsidised care for children from the age of nine months. The Conservatives say they…
No More War!
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:53

No More War!

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David Betteridge notes how Remembrance Sunday at least marks the huge cost paid by the enforced many, not the few Watching the ceremony from The Cenotaph on TV this morning was an experience of mixed thoughts and mixed emotions. The huge scale of warfare in present and past times, and…
The frackers are fracking off
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 04 November 2019 10:52

The frackers are fracking off

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Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom has admitted the fracking suspension imposed by the government is a “disappointment”, as the Conservatives face escalating pressure to introduce a permanent ban. Her remarks came as environmental campaigners hailed the announcement of a moratorium on fracking in England, declaring it a victory for communities and…
Self portrait, 1630
Thursday, 26 September 2019 18:35

The revolutionary painting of Rembrandt van Rijn

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Jenny Farrell marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn with a discussion of some of his dynamic, democratic and deeply humane paintings Rembrandt’s Times In the 13th and 14th centuries, the Flemish cloth trade had developed into the strongest competitor of Florentine cloth makers and traders,…
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