We all get angry, but in the Middle Ages anger , if channelled correctly, was considered a virtue.
Arthur Dove (1880-1946), Me and the Moon, 1937, wax emulsion on canvas, 18 x 26 in. Washington D.C., Phillips Collection.
The incredible story of a former seaman, a piano playing human torpedo and a handkerchief wearing runner at London’s 1908 Olympics.
El Greco (1541-1614), Jerónimo de Cevallos, circa 1610, oil on canvas, 70.8 x 62.7cm, Prado Museum.
Documenting war torn Britain, John Piper is one of Britain’s most loved artists. His painting Interior of Coventry Cathedral, has even been described as Britain’s Guernica.
Lindsey Fitzharris. In 1664, Robert Hooke—a pioneering member of the Royal Society and lead scientific thinker of his day—decided to investigate the mechanisms involved in breathing. In his laboratory, he strapped a stray dog to his table. Then, taking his scalpel, he proceeded to slice the terrified animal’s chest off so he could peer inside …
Paula Rego (born 1935), The Dance, 1988, acrylic on paper laid on canvas, 2130 x 2740 mm, Tate Collections (currently not on display).