Candy Bedworth

Author

Candy's remote, rain soaked farmhouse clings to a steep-sided valley in rural Wales. She raises cats, chickens and children with varying degrees of success. Art, literature and Lakrids licorice save her sanity on a daily basis.

Articles by Candy

Painting

Where Is the Queen? Black Women in Western Art

For centuries, Black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants, or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. We will...

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2023

Women Artists

Can You Imagine the Story of Art Without Men? Katy Hessel Did It for You

The Story of Art Without Men turns traditional art history on its head. Katy Hessel opens our eyes to hundreds of female artists previously overlooked or dismissed. This brilliant book places women front and center, and the results are magnificent!

Candy Bedworth 30 January 2023

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This article...

Candy Bedworth 28 January 2023

Renaissance

Carlo Crivelli – Enigmatic Renaissance Trickster

We know very little about the life of Carlo Crivelli. The basics of life and death, and little else. We do have a collection of awe-inspiring works,...

Candy Bedworth 23 January 2023

Romanticism

William Blake’s Demonic Red Dragon

William Blake was a great artist, poet and engraver of the Romantic Age. But he died penniless, scorned by his contemporaries and the art establishment. Take a look at one of his most famous works: The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.

Candy Bedworth 16 January 2023

Friendship, Nicole Tersigni, Friends To Keep In Art And Life, 2022 Review

Nicole Tersigni: Friends to Keep in Art and Life

Pairing classical paintings from art history with incisive humor, Nicole Tersigni explores female friendship in all its magical and hilarious guises.

Candy Bedworth 12 January 2023

Renaissance

Raphael – Renaissance Prince of Painters

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, in English known as Raphael, is famous for the harmony and clarity of form within his visually brilliant paintings. He...

Candy Bedworth 11 January 2023

Animals

The Goldfinch: Singing Across Time

See the lonely little bird, trapped in a situation over which it has no control. Chained, isolated. Sounds familiar? In these strange times we need...

Candy Bedworth 5 January 2023

Artist Stories

Kiyohara Yukinobu: Sublime Female Painter of the Kano School

Not many of us have heard of Kiyohara Yukinobu, but we probably should have. She was a Japanese painter in the early Edo period (1603–1868) and one...

Candy Bedworth 4 January 2023

Art State of Mind

Christmas Cards from Hell

As the postman brings you cheery season’s greetings from your nearest and dearest, let me guess what the images are on the front of your Christmas...

Candy Bedworth 25 December 2022