Stories By Candy Bedworth
Kyffin’s WomenMarch 15, 2019
Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. His paintings have become part of the visual iconography of the country. He is best known for his thick...
Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her ChildhoodFebruary 9, 2019
The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two legacies: a beautiful collection of her paintings and a fascinating story....
Art History 101
Wild Women of the Waves – Art of Ships FigureheadsJanuary 10, 2019
A figurehead is a carved and painted figure ornamenting the bow of a ship (that’s the front to us landlubbers!). For thousands of years people have been carving and imaginatively decorating the vessels in which they...
Painting Parenthood – Artists’ Children Depicted by Their MothersDecember 28, 2018
Is it possible to combine art and motherhood? This question never seems to go away. There is no denying that female artists do have a gendered experience of art. They are underpaid and under-represented across the...
Both/And: The Art of Glenys BartonDecember 19, 2018
There are many social, political, scientific and economic models that are embracing the idea of ‘both/and’ philosophy. It is my contention that artists are ahead of the game with this, and have pretty much always based...
Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?November 16, 2018
When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890’s was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor, ceramist and writer, Gauguin was one of the giants of Post-Impressionism...
Harvest Home. Five Most Beautiful Depictions of Harvest in ArtNovember 5, 2018
The leaves are falling here in Wales. The last of the fruit and veg is being taken in, and the nights are getting darker. In the pagan calendar, both Autumn Equinox and Samhain have passed. This...
Art Only Exists Because Death Exists. Skulls in ArtOctober 29, 2018
Dia de los Meurtos is about to be celebrated across Mexico. A far cry from the western commercial horror-fest of Halloween, it is a glorious celebration of life and a time to remember and honour the...
First glances and second chances – how I learned to love Elizabeth FrinkOctober 6, 2018
Statues by Elizabeth Frink litter the British landscape. Born in 1930, she was a Dame, a CBE, a Royal Academician and a Companion of Honour. She was lauded throughout her lifetime with hundreds of public commissions....
Don’t Play with Your Food! Unless It’s ArtSeptember 20, 2018
I’m sure we’ve all been told not to play with our food as we hide unappetising peas under a sticky lump of mashed potato. And most parents have agonised over a treacherous mountain of sponge and...
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