December 9, 2021
“…the Holy Family shelters in front of a dark cave instead of the more familiar rustic hut. The Christ Child lies naked on the ground with only a thin cloth between him and the cold earth…”
November 24, 2021
“What a wonderful stamp of approval. These are two excellent festivals, very much respected. The competition to get in is fierce and to actually win is simply fabulous.”
July 8, 2021
EOS director Phil Grabsky delves into the vast and bustling world of Veronese’ Wedding Feast at Cana, where Christ famously transformed water into wine!
May 22, 2021
An impressionistic masterpiece that marks the end of an era. This sublime scene of Lord Nelson’s Temeraire being towed down the Thames to its destruction has been voted a favourite of the nation.
March 16, 2021
“Here was a chance for an artist to depict beauty, horror and drama on a surface level, and the Church’s message at a deeper level.” Phil Grabsky delves into Caravaggio’s shocking painting of the story of Judith beheading Holofernes.
February 12, 2021
“There is something of Michelangelo about this neo-classical painting. The composition, the detail, the drama, the lighting…” Phil Grabsky unravels the thrilling story of the French Revolution and the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, against the backdrop of this spectacular painting.