Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
    Posted by Richard Rawlinson The portrait below by Mabel Pryde is of her son, British painter Ben Nicholson, as a teenager studying at the Slade School of Fine Art between 1910-1914. His face appearing out of darkness somehow captures both the confidence and insecurity of youth. The mood, evoked
Charles Cowling
  A decorated human skull or Natita is carried out of the Cementerio Generals chapel and to the Natitas Festival at the largest cemetery in La Paz, Bolivia – Picture: Juan Karita/AP/Daily Telegraph pictures of the week.  From Wikipedia: Dia de los ñatitas (“Day of the Skulls”) is a festival celebrated in La Paz, Bolivia,
Charles Cowling
  Here’s another pay-up-or-else story — true but anonymised and deliberately undated.  A funeral director is refusing to hand over the ashes until the balance of the bill is settled — which it will be if the DSS claim is successful.  Does he have the right to do this?  You