Stories By Candy Bedworth
Chiharu Shiota’s Installation Art: Drawing in the AirJuly 2, 2020
Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota creates monumental artworks that immerse the visitor in a tangled web of their own imagination. Delicate yarn installations, filling a gallery space, move you from creation to death, and almost impossibly, beyond.
Claude Cahun. A Surrealist Queer ProphetJune 15, 2020
Claude Cahun famously said “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.” Photographer, writer and political activist, Claude Cahun was born in 1894 in Nantes, France into an...
The Intriguing Tale of Shocking Sheela Na Gig and Its Art ReferencesMay 29, 2020
Everyone remembers their first sighting of a Sheela Na Gig. Wandering around an old church, breathing in the architecture, the history, the silence. And then – that looks like, oh, yes, it is – a naked...
Crowning the May Queen in ArtMay 13, 2020
The May Queen is the personification of springtime. Crowned with fresh flowers, she leads her people to the Maypole for fun and frolicking. A maiden represents the fruitful bounty of the coming year, at the moment...
Art State of Mind
The Goldfinch: Singing Across TimeApril 8, 2020
See the lonely little bird, trapped in a situation over which it has no control. Chained, isolated. Sound familiar? In these strange times we need even stranger stories. Read on about the goldfinch. When I say...
Evelyn De Morgan, the Pre-Raphaelite Sister You May Not KnowMarch 14, 2020
Welcome to the work of Evelyn De Morgan. Jewel rich colors, gorgeously draped figures and a feminist message – what’s not to like?! But why is her name so unknown? Art history scholars regularly pay homage...
500 years of Raphael. Exhibitions in 2020February 11, 2020
He was sometimes known as Il divino – the divine one – for his expert mastery of space and proportion. And this year, in the 500th anniversary of his death, you can get up close and...
Raphael – Renaissance Prince of PaintersFebruary 1, 2020
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino – better known as Raphael – is known for the harmony and clarity of form within his visually brilliant paintings. He was sometimes known as Il divino – the divine one – for...
Eleri Mills – A Deep Sense of BelongingJanuary 16, 2020
The colour palette in Wales at the moment is one of muted browns, dour greys and mucky khaki. So what a perfect season to come across the work of Eleri Mills. Mills is one of the...
Christmas Cards from HellDecember 24, 2019
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 cards. Chubby robins? Jolly Santas? Snowy picturesque villages? And of...
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