Cheeseburn is a remarkable sculpture garden which showcases art by contemporary artists in the great outdoors.
Daugavpils is Latvia’s second city and is world famous as the birthplace of American painter Mark Rothko. It also boasts a stunning star shaped fortress and a dark Jewish history.
Dubrovnik is known as ‘the jewel of the Adriatic’ – and for good reason. Its dramatic location on a rocky promontory above the almost impossibly bright blue Adriatic Sea cannot fail to blow your mind. First impressions are everything. The city shouts ‘look at me’ and shimmers like […]
Latvia has been on my holiday ‘bucket list’ for a long time so I decided to take the plunge. It’s an overlooked Baltic destination which has many of the ingredients of a great holiday. It is a country famous for its forests, lakes and castles as well as […]
I love Spain but the Balearic Islands have never featured in my holiday ‘top 10’ wish list. Friends have tried to convince me that Mallorca is a great destination, extolling the virtues of its beautiful coastal scenery and pretty villages. But I wasn’t to be swayed. Perhaps it […]
The British Museum’s major exhibition featuring the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is nothing less than sensational. It’s arguably London’s best art show of the year. Edvard Munch: Love and Angst focuses on Munch’s prints which have an incredible raw power and immediacy. It’s the largest exhibition […]
If you ask the average man or woman in the street to name a famous painter, they’d probably pick Vincent Van Gogh. He’s one of the most memorable artists who ever lived with his vibrant paintings which strike a powerful emotional chord. Van Gogh has been immortalised in […]
Nothing is quite what it seems at Cheeseburn… from the moment you stroll into the gardens of this beautiful Northumberland country house. There’s a surprise around every corner. Expect the unexpected wherever you venture – from the lush manicured lawns to the potting shed, and even the old […]
Looking at the world through different eyes is something that German photographer Andreas Gursky excels at. His hyper-realistic views of global landscapes and landmarks propel photography onto a higher plane. Whether it’s a swathe of solar panels in a French village or the vast trading floor of the […]
Modigliani is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable. His distinctive paintings of ordinary people with elongated, thin faces hang in major art galleries around the world. But less well-known is the personal story of this Italian artist who left Italy to live in Paris to pursue his […]