Stories By Candy Bedworth
Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh MountainsApril 18, 2021
Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent Lees. Arenig Fawr is a majestic mountain in Snowdonia in Wales. Between 1911 and 1913 three...
Art State of Mind
Wronged Royal Wives – British Scandal and Heartbreak Through the CenturiesMarch 30, 2021
Unless you live on Mars, you can’t have missed the recent media frenzy around Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. Whichever side of the royal fence you sit on, the issues of...
Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris: Interiors and IntrospectionFebruary 23, 2021
A glimpse into the life of the Welsh daughter who ran away to Paris to paint. Let us follow Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris. Gwendoline Mary John was born in Wales in 1876. A solicitor’s daughter...
Lovebirds and Life Partners – Famous Artist CouplesFebruary 14, 2021
Al Green famously sang Let’s Stay Together but artists are notorious for tempestuous relationships that end badly. But hey, it’s Valentine’s – so let’s look at some famous artist couples who make us believe in true...
Where is the Queen? Black Women in Western ArtFebruary 3, 2021
For centuries, black women appeared in Western art as slaves, servants, or exotic novelties. But as regal queens and leaders? Shamefully not. Let us remember the woman bearing flowers in the background of Manet’s famous nude...
Corita Kent: The Real Pop Art NunJanuary 28, 2021
Corita Kent was an artist, an educator, and a Roman Catholic nun. She created bold, colourful pop art posters to confront social injustice. Poverty, racism and war were all the target of Kent’s exuberant artwork. She...
Art State of Mind
#MeToo and the Medusa MythJanuary 21, 2021
The Medusa story – terrifying or tragic? Some months ago, a controversial new statue of Medusa was unveiled in New York, so let’s take this opportunity to have another look at this most fearsome of women....
Top 10 Statues of Famous MusiciansJanuary 16, 2021
There are good, bad and ugly statues of the musical greats. Let’s take a look at ten sculptures of famous musicians, old and contemporary, that might spark your interest! Top 10 Statues of Famous Musicians Tupac...
The Sound of Colour: Music Inspired by Visual Art – Top 10January 15, 2021
Visual art has inspired songs from many different musical genres from classical to heavy metal, from opera to old crooners, from musicals to hip hop. Let’s take a whistle-stop tour of some of the best, and...
Petticoats, Pennies, and Politics: A Short History of the Suffragette PennyDecember 12, 2020
Have you ever found one of those old brown British pennies? In an antique shop or in one of Grandma’s old handbags? Just a small, flat copper disc? Let’s take a closer look at one of...
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