#London

Art Travels

10 Masterpieces You Need To See in London

London is a city full of masterpieces. It is not only one of the biggest art hubs but also one of the most multicultural places in the entire world.

Sandra Juszczyk 23 February 2024

A Victorian Christmas card featuring a robin in a top hat and a robin in a bonnet. The text reads: ‘Happy returns. Christmas comes but once a year.’ History

Victorian Christmas Cards: Strange or Timeless?

It’s thanks to the Victorians that the tradition of sending Christmas cards exists. The very first commercial Christmas card was sent in 1843, and...

Jenna Burns 7 February 2024

statues, london, women, Boudicca and her daughters, Thomas Thornycroft Sculpture

Does London Value Animals More Than Women?

Where are the women in the UK’s public art installations? Let’s take a look at the politics of sculptural commissions plus a top ten of...

Candy Bedworth 5 February 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fons Americanus by Kara Walker

Kara Elizabeth Walker, born in 1969, is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 4 February 2024

Portrait of Veronica Ryan with her exhibition, Along a Spectrum, 2021, Spike Island, Bristol, UK.  Contemporary Art

Meet Veronica Ryan, The 2022 Turner Prize Winner

A great example of resilience and coherence, Veronica Ryan is the latest winner of the Turner Prize, an annual prize awarded to British contemporary...

Carlotta Mazzoli 2 February 2024

The Line Guston Review

Philip Guston Retrospective at Tate Modern

The current Philip Guston retrospective at the Tate Modern presents a vast selection of the artist’s life works spanning over 50 years, from the...

Isabella Wilkinson 1 February 2024

A person looking at the empty painting frame. Museum Stories

Art Crimes: What Is Artnapping?

It can be quite surprising to consider art as one of the items moved in the world’s black-market economy, alongside some of the more expected...

Nikolina Konjevod 11 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Sarah Lucas in 5 Works: British Humor and Sexual Innuendos

With her daring and thought-provoking works, Sarah Lucas challenges social norms and perceptions of gender, sexuality, and identity, earning a...

Carlotta Mazzoli 10 January 2024

Expressionism

David Bowie: From Popstar to Neo-Expressionist Painter

Most people know David Bowie as a pop star and a performer, but did you know he had a secret talent? Not only did he embrace music and performing...

Michel Rutten 8 January 2024

Art Travels

Armchair Travels – London Landmarks in Painting

Since everybody seemed to enjoy visiting Paris through paintings, why not take a look at London? Just like Paris, London is a popular destination for...

Alexandra Kiely 4 January 2024

Review

Victorian Art Trial – Falling Rocket by Paul Thomas Murphy

In 1878, artist James Whistler sued critic John Ruskin over a bad review. The trial and its consequences, set against the background of the Victorian...

Catriona Miller 14 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler

Whistler’s 1871 painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No 1 might not sound familiar. As Whistler’s Mother, on the other hand, it has entered...

Catriona Miller 10 December 2023