Balthus, Wuthering Heights’ illustrations- An article by Elena Lago

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Balthus (pseudonym of Balthasar Klossowski de Rola), was a Polish artist born in 1908 in Paris and died in Switzerland, 2001. He was attracted to Italian art and culture and, as a young artist in search of inspiration, he visited Italy for the first time in 1926. He went to Florence first, where he could admire …

Christmas greetings from the Brontës- Small Pictures for Greeting Cards

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In England, the custom of sending and giving Christmas cards begun in the Nineteenth century, but in countries like Germany or Holland it had already started in the Fifteenth century, with typical spirit tablets representing Saint Nicholas. The habit of sending Christmas cards as we know it today though, only spread in 1843. In that year …

Su Blackwell and Her Delicate Paper Worlds at the Brontë Parsonage Museum- An Article by Elena Lago

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The tradition of books with moving images begun in the Middle Ages and still survives today, with the mesmerising beauty of pop-up books. Those early precious volumes, equipped with mechanical parts and moving devices, were scientific or esoteric publications where small contraptions allowed images, planets and various objects to move on the delicate pages of …

Lynn Setterington: Sew near – Sew far, An Article by Elena Lago

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Lynn Setterington can be defined as a “texile artist”. Many of her artworks are shown in the most important British galleries, like the Victorian  & Albert Museum. Born in Yorkshire, she started to practice Kantha embroidery in the Nineties, a peculiar kind of stitching used in Bengal to recover unused saris. Setterington had the chance …

Serena Partridge: a delicate embroidery for Charlotte Brontë- An Article by Elena Lago

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Charlotte great & small Charlotte great & small is the exhibition curated by American author Tracy Chevalier, which took place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth on the occasion of Charlotte’s bicentenary year. During her first visit at the museum, Chevalier was impressed by the small, handwritten books made by the Brontë siblings – …