Spring and The Almond Blossoms

What better way to celebrate spring and Van Gogh’s birthday than to share “Almond Blossom Trees” with you, symbolising new life and new beginnings. Van Gogh painted this beautiful picture in 1890 to celebrate the birth of his nephew, namesake and godchild. Vincent was influenced from the Japanese print. The almond tree blooming and flowering announces the beginning of spring, and represents awaking and hope. The painting was a gift for Vincent Willem, and, in a letter to Vincent from his brother, Theo wrote, “As we told you, we’ll name him after you, and I’m making the wish that he may be as determined and courageous as you”. Unsurprisingly, it was this work that remained closest to the h

Celebrating Picasso

Celebrating Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. What a name! What an artist! Picasso's portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter, his 'golden muse' is now the second most expensive work ever sold at auction in Europe. Selling for 49,827,000 GBP proving just how much he appeals to both new and established collectors from all over the world. Regarded as a self-contained genius, Picasso remained magnificently indifferent to artistic trends as he veered between subjects, styles and approaches. Perhaps this is where his true appeal lies: the vindication of absolute individual liberty in the face of conventions, rules,

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