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Isla Phillips

Isla graduated with a first class BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge in 2018. Her specialisms were Art, Archaeology and the Roman poet Ovid. After graduation she spent a year in Japan, where she interned as a curatorial assistant at the Fukuoka Asian Arts Museum. Currently, Isla is studying for a History of Art MA at Birkbeck, London (part-time). Professionally (full-time) Isla  is the Director of the Kent Academies Network University Access Programme and also a teacher at a school in Kent.

Stories By Isla Phillips

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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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    Titian’s Danae (Metamorphoses II)

    By December 2, 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...

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    An Art Advent Calendar of Nativities

    By November 30, 2019

    Tomorrow is December and that means it is the countdown until Christmas Day. To celebrate, here is an art advent calendar of Nativity scenes; arranged in chronological order. 1. Domenico di Ghirlandaio Domenico Ghirlandaio was an...

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    Green Vault Theft: Dresden Stolen Jewels

    By November 29, 2019

    Earlier this week, on Tuesday November 25, burglars broke into the Green Vault museum, at the Royal Palace Dresden, Germany, and stole priceless jewels! This is possibly the most serious art theft since WWII because of...

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    Titian’s Metamorphoses

    By November 19, 2019

    In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the Epic poem Metamorphoses, by Roman poet Ovid, into paint....

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