In honour of Valentine’s Day, cast your adoring eyes over the sweetest representations of romance – and its dark sides – on canvas
Tomorrow marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice, or the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.
The age of reason was quickly followed by a period of great turmoil, epitomized by the French Revolution of 1789-99 and Napoleon’s military campaigns. Artists across Europe bore witness to these dramatic events, depicting the battles for vanishing kingdoms and recording wars that changed the course of European history.
Old man writing by candle light
The Art of Writing
I first encountered bongo-playing physicist Richard Feynman in a college composition class geared toward science majors. I was not, mind you, a science major, but a disorganized sophomore who registered late and grabbed the last available seat in a required writing course. Skeptical, I thumbed through the reading in the college bookstore. As I browsed Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!—the first of many popular memoirs released by the affable contrarian scientist—the humanist in me perked up. Here was a guy who knew how to write; a theoretical physicist who spoke the language of everyday people.
Over the past few months, we have created a couple of exciting new Pinterest boards. The boards highlight some of the beautiful content that can be found via Europeana.
December 2nd, 2015
Just last month, Stanford University‘s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts made its collection accessible online, digitizing and uploading over 45,000 of its works of art in forms freely viewable by all. These include, if you navigate through the collections highlighted on the browse page, works of American and European art;African, Native American, and Oceanic art; Asian art; modern and contemporary art;prints, drawings, and photographs; and Stanford family collections as well as works currently on display.