Stories By Candy Bedworth
Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn DennyOctober 3, 2019
In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away...
Art State of Mind
Don’t Give Up the Day Job. Earn as an ArtistSeptember 30, 2019
Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. In fact many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job in order to pay the bills! Some of them seem perfectly sensible – Andy Warhol...
Henry Moore’s SheepSeptember 6, 2019
Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist. His forms are usually abstract human figures, often depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. His sculptures can be found across the world. Although his primary role was as a...
Dame Ethel Walker – A Sensitive PortraitAugust 22, 2019
Summer is on her way out the door, signalled by darker nights and chilly mornings. But before we bid her farewell, let’s take a look at one more beach painting. The image above is Decoration: The...
Painting of the Week: David Hockney, A Bigger SplashAugust 4, 2019
David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognisable. As you hunch over your work, dreaming of a summer break, let’s take a look at his painting...
Take a Trip with Rosemary EllisJuly 11, 2019
As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the most prominent illustrators of her age, Rosemary Ellis is not...
Art History 101
I Put a Spell on You – Vodou ArtJune 19, 2019
Vodou is one of the most misunderstood belief systems in the world. Derided by the Church and popular culture, in fact it is a fascinating system of ethics, culture, agriculture, cosmology, folklore and medicine. Its foundations...
Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting OverJune 11, 2019
Lee Krasner’s name has become much more widely known in recent years. Often referred to as the wife of Jackson Pollock, she was, of course, a great artist in her own right. The Barbican Gallery in...
Painting of the Week: Paula Modersohn Becker, Reclining Mother and Child IIJune 2, 2019
Does any image say primal love more than this powerful painting by Paula Modersohn Becker? As we head into International Children’s Day, it seems right to make Painting of the Week one that includes not just...
Geek ArtMay 25, 2019
The geek-art community has an affluent and acquisitive sub culture that has a seemingly insatiable thirst for paintings, models and sculptures. Pop culture, fantasy literature, comic books, manga, sci fi and cult movies – all of...
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