TEN MINUTE TALES: Short stories written, illustrated and narrated by Dan Sullivan. Please click on any image below to watch video.
LOVE ART - MAKE ART: Dan Sullivan looks at artworks. Please click on any image below to watch video.
Gris’ Guitar Solo (0.59)
When we talk about Cubism, Pablo Picasso is the name that usually springs to mind, possibly followed by Georges Braque. But a number of great artists were drawn to this movement including Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delauney, Fernand Leger and the subject of this short video, Juan Gris.
The Clarity of Clara (0.59)
Clara Peeters was born in the late 16th century, worked in Flanders and the Dutch Republic and had a very successful career as an artist. She specialised in beautiful, highly detailed (almost photorealist) still life paintings described as ‘breakfast pieces’ and ‘banquet pieces’.
Rodin’s Heroic Hostages (0.59)
In 1347 the English King Edward III besieged Calais for almost a year. To avoid a bloodbath, six prominent citizens (or burghers) are said to have offered themselves as hostages – prepared to die as they walked to captivity with nooses around their necks and carrying the keys to the city. Truth or fiction, the story has a happy ending as Edward’s wife Queen Philippa apparently persuaded him to spare the hostages’ lives.
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