T Rex: 20th Century Boy

Released in 1973, 20th Century Boy and reached number 3 in the UK Singles Charts. It was also a bonus track on the reissue of the 1973 album Tanx.

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The Doors: Riders on the Storm

Taking their name from Aldous Huxley’s book ‘The Doors of Perception’, the Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965. Unique for their time, they are among the most controversial and influential bands of the 1960s

Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Title: Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow Date: 1866 Movement: Romanticism Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Dutch 1836 – 1912 Laurens Alma Tadema, better known as Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was one of the most highly renowned Romantic artists of the late 19thC. He changed the spelling of his name to the more English Lawrence while making his … Continue reading Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Watched by Hannah Hoch

Title: Watched Date: 1925 Style: Dada Artist: Hannah Hoch German 1889 – 1978 Anna Therese Johanne Hoch is best known for her work of the Weimar period. She was one of the originators of Photomontage, a type of collage of actual photographs. Key themes in her work were androgyny, political discourse and shifting gender roles. … Continue reading Watched by Hannah Hoch

Electric Light Orchestra: Don’t Bring Me Down

  https://youtu.be/KYh7PwDo3Iw The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) formed in Birmingham, UK in 1970. The fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical orchestration and futuristic iconography characterised their music. In their first 14 years, they sold over 50 million records worldwide and collected numerous awards. ELO still holds the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 top 40 … Continue reading Electric Light Orchestra: Don’t Bring Me Down

Spring in the Country

Title: Spring in the Country Date: 1941 Movement: Regionalism Artist: Grant Wood American 1891 – 1942 Grant DeVoison Wood was best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. He enrolled in the Handicraft Guild (now a prominent artist collective) in 1910. Between 1922 and 1928 Wood travelled to Europe to study impressionism and … Continue reading Spring in the Country

Before a Thunderstorm

Title: Before a Thunderstorm Date: 1868 Movement: Realism Artist: Fyodor Vasilyev Russian 1850 – 1873 Fyodor Vasilyev Fyodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev was a landscape artist who introduced a lyrical style to Russian art. He was considered an illegitimate child even though his parents married when was four years old. He had to earn a living from … Continue reading Before a Thunderstorm

Girl with Sailboat

Title: Girl with Sailboat Date: 1899 Movement: Impressionism Artist: Edmund Charles Tarbell American 1862 – 1938 Edmund Charles Tarbell Edmund Charles Tarbell was an American Impressionist painter. He was a leading member of the Guild of Boston Artists from its beginnings in 1914. He was also a popular teacher at the Museum School, Due to … Continue reading Girl with Sailboat

A Song Without Words

Title: A Song Without Words Date: 1919 Movement: Neoclassicism Artist: John William Godward English 1861 – 1922 John William Godward Godward was an English painter from the end of the Neoclassic era. He studied under Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but the style of painting fell out of fashion giving way to Modern Art. Godward committed suicide … Continue reading A Song Without Words