HENI Talks


About HENI Talks

HENI Talks is a non-commercial initiative dedicated to sharing insights about art history from authorities in the field, as part of a broader commitment to supporting art education and widening public access to art. Check out https://www.youtube.com/c/henitalks to learn more.

witham shielf grid
In the early 19th century, a striking Celtic treasure was dredged-up from a river in Lincolnshire: The Witham Shield.

The Witham Shield




titian diana
Titian's works are his attempt to represent the unruly supernatural forces of the ancient world and the strife they inflict on human beings, which remain as relevant as ever.

Titian, Diana and Actaeon



Wedgwood created wares in his Stoke factories for both the masses and the aristocracy, whilst using his designs to support the most morally charged cause of his day – the abolition of slavery.

Josiah Wedgwood: Tycoon of Taste



Brasilia Grid
City planner Lùcio Costa’s graphic design for an ideal city was combined with architect Oscar Niemeyer’s artistic prowess and provocative use of concrete.

Building Brasília


persian painting grid
Explore the rich effects of a painting from an illustrated manuscript of the Shahnameh — or ‘Book of Kings’ — the national epic of Iran composed by poet Firdawsi around 1010.

Looking at Persian painting




brutalism grid
One might consider Brutalism as the ‘marmite’ of architectural history: it is a style that is systematically loathed and revered.

What is: brutalism?



Adolf Hitler and Adolf Ziegler inspect the installation by Willrich and Hansen of the Degenerate Art exhibition in Munich, 1937
Explore the concept of ‘Degenerate Art’, a term adopted by the Nazi Party in 1920s Germany to describe art that did not conform to their ideal vision of the world.

What is: Degenerate Art?