Stories By Isla Phillips
Artist Interview: Anita Yan Wong and Lingnan PaintingAugust 19, 2020
Lingnan style guo hua is an early 19th century style of Chinese painting, from Lingnan in the Southern region of China. Its origins are a revolutionary mix of new knowledge from both Japanese painting and Western art....
Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in ArtJuly 25, 2020
The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it’s a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history have many roots in the ancient Greek athlete. This is partly due...
Art State of Mind
Football in Art and Art in FootballJuly 24, 2020
Art History and Football are not commonly linked together. However football is a beloved and reflective part of culture. Firstly, artists choose to contemplate football to show their love for the beautiful game. Secondly, the art...
Artist Interview: Introducing Lauren BakerJuly 21, 2020
Lauren Baker (b. 1982) is an established multi-disciplinary artist based in London who creates significant, large-scale installations. Her work explores the human connection and the expansiveness of the universe. We asked Lauren about her art and inspiration! Overall...
How to Start Living off Art: An Interview with Illustrator Cait MackJuly 18, 2020
Cait Mack is an illustrator, climber, and mountain lover based in Bristol in the UK. She is an artist who creates vibrant and unique paintings and is starting out on making a living from her art....
Kara Walker’s Fons AmericanusJune 19, 2020
Kara Elizabeth Walker (1969 – ) is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker. Last year (2019) she made the Fons Americanus a large scale public sculpture...
An Interview with Emily ThomasMay 25, 2020
Emily Thomas is a 24 year old, British, emerging artist. At first glance, her bright and vibrant sculptural work is distinctive and abstract. In a previous article, Exploring Place with Emily Thomas, we looked at Thomas’ artworks...
Rainbows for the NHS and Damien HirstMay 11, 2020
Since lockdown came into effect in the UK, people have been putting rainbows on display to show love for key-workers. An inherent sign of hope, these rainbows are bringing joy as well as art to the...
Exploring Place with Emily ThomasApril 17, 2020
Emily Thomas is a 24 years old, British emerging artist. Her bright and vibrant sculptural work is distinctive and abstract at first glance. However, it is also richly embedded in a sense of place. In this...
Painting of the Week: Salvador Dalí, Madonna of Port LligatApril 12, 2020
Salvador Dalí’s The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts an image of Mary holding baby Jesus in her lap. However it has layers upon layers of meaning. For example symbolism that looks forward to Easter – the...
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