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Artist Stories

Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

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...

Candy Bedworth 3 October 2019

Literature

I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia Gentileschi

The riveting life story of Baroque's most famous woman painter - Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 October 2019

Abstract Expressionism

Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate.

Isla Phillips 1 October 2019

Art State of Mind

Don’t Give Up the Day Job. Earn as an Artist

Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. In fact many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job in order to pay the bills! Some of...

Candy Bedworth 30 September 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was the most prolific French painter of the 18th century. He created over 550 paintings embodying the spirit of...

James W Singer 29 September 2019

Art State of Mind

The Anti-Painting of Joan Miró

Joan Miró is an artist very difficult to categorize. In general, he is considered to be a surrealist. However, his works show a great diversity that...

Errika Gerakiti 28 September 2019

Architecture

Frauhaus: Gunta Stölzl, Walter Gropius, and the Women of the Bauhaus

The women of the Bauhaus, attracted to the school by a lie, were marginalised by its male masters and forced into a single workshop. Under the...

Geoffrey Bunting 26 September 2019

Contemporary Art

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

Damien Hirst - a prominent Young British Artist (YBAs) and now a billionaire - creates sculptures, paintings and drawings. In all of these forms his...

Isla Phillips 24 September 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Stanley Spencer, View from Cookham Bridge

Stanley Spencer described the village of Cookham, as a ‘village in heaven’. In his unique paintings Spencer often intertwined Cookham with his...

Hannah Demaine 22 September 2019

Last Days of Summer in Art

The end of summer is approaching and these last days of sunshine create a kind of melancholy feeling. You probably like to look back on the past few...

Michel Rutten 21 September 2019

Art State of Mind

Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual Art

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...

Craig Wakerley 19 September 2019

Women Artists

Tina Modotti. A Woman of Her Time

Tina Modotti is a photographer whose path parallels the great moments of 20th-century history. Her way of making art is a testimony to the world...

Maia Heguiaphal 18 September 2019