The Influence of Art on History, Part 3: Oliver Twist

For centuries, people have used art to convey power and authority as well as persuade thinking. This post in a 4-part series examines how Charles Dickens was able to use his life experience and literary talent to bring about change in the British laws governing treatment of the poor. #TBIN Continue Reading →

The Influence of Art on History, Part 2: The Boston Massacre

For centuries, people have used art to convey power and authority as well as persuade thinking. This 4-part series examines King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles; Paul Revere’s engraving, The Bloody Massacre; and Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. #TBIN Continue Reading →

The Influence of Art on History, Part 1: Versailles

For centuries, people have used art to convey power and authority as well as persuade thinking. This 4-part series examines King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles; Paul Revere’s engraving, The Bloody Massacre; and Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. #TBIN Continue Reading →

The Standing Buddha and Wat Indharavihan

One of the must-see items when visiting Bangkok is the gigantic, 32-meter (105 feet) tall Standing Buddha. While it is unknown exactly when this site was first used as a Continue Reading →