This week on Google Arts & Culture
Trace the history of England through some of its most iconic locations, from Tintagel castle and its links to Arthurian legends, to Elizabethan manors with sprawling manicured gardens and 1960s nuclear bunkers. With the English Heritage project by Google Arts & Culture you can step into England’s story and explore the hidden histories of these incredible places - including which house was home to a pet lemur, what the weirdest artifact found at a site was, and which badass housewives shaped history.
Raja Ravi Varma was an Indian painter, known for fusing European techniques with Indian sensibilities. His work with lithographs made his paintings affordable and more available to the public, which meant that his influence reached people that normally would not have access to fine art. This new collection of his paintings, drawings and lithographs includes many of his popular and colorful depictions of Hindu deities.
Artist of the Week
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a founding member of Die Brücke, a group of expressionist artists who had a major impact on the evolution of modern art in the 20th century. In 1937 over 600 of Kirchner's works were destroyed by Nazis who declared it 'degenerate'.
Artwork of the Week
In this painting Chagall depicts a snow-covered Russian village doused in moonlight, with a cow mysteriously floating above the scene. Zoom in to spot the chicken with a man's head in the corner!