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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.

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    Titian’s The Death of Actaeon (Metamorphoses VIII)

    By January 13, 2020

    A whistle-stop tour of each of the seven Poesies, which the Renaissance master delivered Philip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s, finally reaches it’s conclusion with Titian’s The Death of Actaeon. Revised style...

  • Yves Klein, Anthropometry of the Blue Period (ANT 82), 1960. Artwork © Yves Klein, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2017 Yves Klein, Anthropometry of the Blue Period (ANT 82), 1960. Artwork © Yves Klein, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2017

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    January Blues. Blue in Art

    By January 8, 2020

    The January Blues, a well-known mood; festivities have come to an end and the winter is starting to feel gloomy. Therefore, to alleviate the melancholy, here is a trio of famous Blues from 20th-century art history....

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    Titian’s Diana and Callisto (Metamorphoses VII)

    By January 6, 2020

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. So far we have encountered the stories of Danaë, Venus and...

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    Titian’s Diana and Actaeon (Metamorphoses VI)

    By December 28, 2019

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. So far we have encountered the stories of Danaë, Venus and...

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    Titian’s The Rape of Europa (Metamorphoses V)

    By December 23, 2019

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered to Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the Epic...

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    Dan Flavin: Art is Thought and Fluorescent Lights

    By December 17, 2019

    Dan Flavin (1993-1996) was an American artist and pioneer of Minimalism. He is famous for making sculptural objects and installations from fluorescent lights. “I like art as thought better than art as work… It’s important to...

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    Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda (Metamorphoses IV)

    By December 16, 2019

    In a series of articles we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the Epic poem...

  • Art State of Mind

    London’s National Portrait Gallery

    By December 14, 2019

    You have approximately six months until the National Portrait Gallery shuts down for a three year renovation (29 June 2020 – Spring 2023)! If you’ve not yet visited, hopefully these five reasons will inspire you to...

  • Art History 101

    Titian’s Venus and Adonis (Metamorphoses III)

    By December 11, 2019

    In a series of articles we are going to meet each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered Phillip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Every painting-poem translated a small section of the...

  • Bodies And Erotic Art

    The Sumptuous Wallace Collection, Fragonard and The Swing

    By December 9, 2019

    The Wallace Collection displays a collection, which came together in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, collected by the first four Marquesses of Hertford. One piece, living in the beautiful collection, is The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard....

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