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Isla Phillips

Isla is a Classicist and lover of learning about art. She recently moved to London, having spent a year in Japan after graduating from the University of Cambridge.

Stories By Isla Phillips

  • Ancient Greece

    Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

    By September 9, 2019

    Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We’ve explored some famous Venus’ here. Next, Velázquez’s portrait put her onto the list of contenders for “Best Bums in Art.” Then there’s...

  • Artists' Stories

    The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in Exile

    By August 26, 2019

    This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene from 1st century Rome: the departure of Ovid into...

  • 21st century

    An Introduction to Lee Ufan

    By August 21, 2019

    Lee Ufan is a Korean born international artist, whose work is key to the Mono-ha movement. If you have ever been lucky enough to encounter a Lee Ufan in real life you will appreciate its power...

  • 21st century

    Nalini Malani – an Introduction

    By August 8, 2019

    Nalini Malani (b. 1946) is a brilliant contemporary Indian artist. She is both prolific and internationally acclaimed. “Over an extended career, Malani has been an unremitting voice for the silenced and the dispossessed, most particularly women...

  • Art History 101

    Logomania – Words in Art

    By August 1, 2019

    What do Jean-Michel Basquiat, The François Vase, Tracey Emin and Xu Bing have in common? Words! So, in the spirit of light summer reading, let’s have a romp through a collection of four unrelated artworks from...

  • 21st century

    Thawan Duchanee: “Paintings Are a Way of Expressing Feelings Without Any Explanation”

    By July 30, 2019

    Thawan Duchanee (1939-2014) was a painter, sculptor and architect from Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. He is Thailand’s most celebrated artist. Duchanee gained popularity not just through his provocative (and beautiful) depictions of Buddhism, but also because...

  • 21st century

    Tracey Emin – My Bed

    By July 29, 2019

    My Bed is an iconic and seminal artwork by British artist Tracey Emin. It was conceived over 20 years ago. Despite its age it is still one of contemporary art’s most striking depictions of vulnerability. It...

  • 21st century

    Bold Is Beautiful – a Guide to Spotting a Ravinder Reddy Sculpture

    By July 20, 2019

    Ravinder Reddy (b. 1956) is a contemporary Indian sculptor. His sculptures of women are now some of the most recognisable examples of contemporary South Asian Art. He studied in Vadodara, India, and also in Britain. Since the...

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