Indian miniature painting dates back to the 10th century. Today it is mostly found in the state of Rajasthan, for example in the city of Udaipur. During my first afternoon in Udaipur, I visited a gallery and spent some time learning about this art. The use of natural colours (from precious stones), types of brushes […]
Seville is famous for its Azulejos – ceramic tiles. They adorn many buildings, walls and floors. Some great examples can be found at Plaza de España, with it’s 48 tiled alcoves; each representing a Spanish province. The area of Triana is particularly known for it’s ceramics, although there are few manufacturers here now. History The […]
Minsk is imprinted on my memory as one of the cleanest cities I have visited. It’s wide boulevards and pristine architecture is a close mix between St Petersburg, in Russia and Vienna in Austria. What I didn’t expect to find was areas with Street Art, but there are plenty. The art is all across the […]
I’ve seen batik fabric in many countries during my travels. Originating in Indonesia, this technique of dyeing cloth to create a variety of styles of fabrics involved the use of wax to create a resistant pattern or image, which can then be dyed or painted.
Bristol is a great city to visit with plenty to do and see throughout the year. Whilst you’re there I would recommend searching out the Street Art. Especially if you want to admire the remaining unprotected pieces by the infamous artist Banksy – before they are no longer. However, there are many other artists featured […]
In recent years I’ve found that wherever I travel there is Street Art to find. What’s great about this is, that it’s rarely permanent, so always changing.