Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn DennyOctober 3, 2019
In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away from its...
Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual ArtSeptember 19, 2019
Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher and his mother a singer, which had a profound effect on his approach...
Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her ChildhoodFebruary 9, 2019
The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two legacies: a beautiful collection of her paintings and a fascinating story. Magda Michalska...
The Sound Of Colour: Music Inspired By Visual Art – A Top 10August 11, 2018
This summer Beyonce and Jay Z made international headlines filming a music video inside the Louvre with some of the most dramatic art masterpieces from across three millennia. See Zuzanna Stanska’s article for a fascinating exploration of this....
ALL Louvre Masterpieces From Beyonce & Jay-Z’s ‘APES**T’ Video ExplainedJune 18, 2018
On Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released on Tidal their first joint album, the surprise nine-track record Everything Is Love, and a music video for its debut single ‘APES**t’. The footage shows Bey and Jay at the Louvre Museum...
The Story of Velvet Underground & Nico Andy Warhol CoverJanuary 3, 2018
Today we will be talking about Andy Warhol and his famous banana cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico debut album by the Velvet Underground. Released in March 1967 the album was recorded in 1966 while the band...
Farinelli- The Best Castrato In PortraitsNovember 20, 2017
What does ‘castrato’ mean? ‘Castrati’ (ital.pl) were male singers who had been castrated before puberty to retain the so-called ‘voce bianca’, that is unmutated voice, which therefore was neither female (soprano/alto), nor male (tenore/basso). They were most common...
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