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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 in London (part-time). Professionally (full-time) Isla is based in Kent as a director of an educational charity and a teacher.

Stories By Isla Phillips

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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 Travels

    National Portrait Gallery in London

    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....

  • Art History 101

    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...

  • dailyart

    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...

  • Artist

    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....

  • 20th century

    Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

    By October 9, 2019

    Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a Brancusi sculpture (or why do Brancusi sculptures look like them)? Once...

  • 20th century

    Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

    By October 1, 2019

    Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate. Ritual and unorthodox materials, in particular animal fat and felt, characterize his wide-ranging artistic...

  • 21st century

    Damien Hirst’s Butterflies- from Tea-trays to Mandalas

    By September 24, 2019

    Damien Hirst – a prominent Young British Artist (YBAs) and now a billionaire – creates sculptures, paintings and drawings. In all of these forms his work challenges the boundaries between art, science and religion. Mandalas is...

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