UK Art Attractions to Brighten Your Autumn
As we move through autumn and into winter, the days continue to grow ever shorter and darker...The lower levels of daylight at this time of year can mean that we experience a dip in our serotonin levels which can, in turn, lead to low mood and feelings of depression. The changing seasons certainly can affect our wellbeing but, thankfully, art can help.
Awesome Animal Art for World Animal Month
Each year October is observed as World Animal Month. The holiday originated in Italy in 1931 and was started by a group of ecologists at a congress of the world’s animal protection organisations who wanted to raise awareness of animals, their importance, and their needs.
A Brief History of Father's Day
This day of celebration for fatherhood is said to date back to the early 1500s when the Catholic Church supported its celebration on Saint Joseph's Day, otherwise known as 'The Feast of Saint Joseph'. The day reveres the "Nourisher of the Lord" (as referred to in Catholicism) or "the putative father of Jesus" (as known in Southern European tradition), and so was a fitting time to mark appreciation for Fathers.
Meet the Artist - Adam Paddon
In 2020, we at Collier & Dobson were excited to continue our new commissioned collaboration with highly skilled fine art technician Adam Paddon with a small collection of stunning bronze 'fruit' sculpture, which artfully represented his captivation with taking the norm and adding a bright and interesting twist.
Valentine's Day – How Romantic Love is Depicted in Art
Celebrated every February 14th, Valentine's Day originated from the Christian feast day of Saint Valentine, a Roman Empire clergyman who, on that date, was martyred and buried in a Christian cemetery on the Flaminian Way. Although he died in 260 AD, it wasn't until 496 AD that the Feast of Saint Valentine was observed, and even later still (around 1000 – 1250 AD) before it became associated with the tradition of 'courtly love'.
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