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Contemporary Art

Masterpiece Story: My Bed by Tracey Emin

My Bed is an iconic and seminal artwork by British artist Tracey Emin. It was created over 20 years ago. Despite its age, it is still one of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 13 May 2022

Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait (detail), 1434, The National Gallery, London, England. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait is as enigmatic as it is iconic. Painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, it spawns a lot of speculation – over half a millennium...

Vithória Konzen Dill 7 May 2022

Review

Be Inspired! At Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery is hosting a fascinating new exhibition examining the ways in which visual artists have taken inspiration from the literary...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self Portrait in a Straw Hat by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Why is art history predominantly focused on male artists? Are there not enough female artists to fill textbooks? Of course, there are enough, but...

James W Singer 16 April 2022

Sam Taylor-Johnson Women Artists

XV Seconds: A Photographic Frieze by Sam Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born on March 4, 1967 in Croydon, London but grew up in Streatham Common in South London. Later on, her family moved to East...

Guest Profile 31 January 2022

Photograph of Orlanda Broom painting in her studio. Interview

Arcadia in Grove Square Galleries: Interview with Artist Orlanda Broom

Grove Square Galleries in London is hosting the exhibition Arcadia until February 5th, 2022. Reflecting upon the evolving ideal of a perfect world,...

Ruxi Rusu 31 January 2022

Review

The Architecture Drawing Prize 2021 Exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum

A hybrid exhibition that celebrates the art of architectural drawing, you can visit the live portion of the exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Joanna Kaszubowska 31 January 2022

Review

Jeff Koons & Cy Twombly: Primal Gestures at BASTIAN Gallery

“Jeff Koons & Cy Twombly: Primal Gestures (extended until 18 December 2021) brings together a highly unusual pairing of two giants of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 13 December 2021

Contemporary Art

Meet Charles Saatchi, The Ad Man Who Loves Art

British advertiser Charles Saatchi is a renowned figure in the art world. Born in Baghdad in 1943, Saatchi arrived in England at the age of four when...

Amélie Pascutto 30 November 2021

Architecture

These Churches Will Make You Believe In God

Churches are fascinating buildings where time seems to stand still. Allow us to lead you by the smell of incense into the dark Gothic interiors.

Magda Michalska 18 November 2021

Museum Stories

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

On 11th November we celebrate Remembrance Day commemorating the end of World War One. Three years ago an art exhibition Tate Britain’s Aftermath:...

Wendy Gray 11 November 2021

Interview

Helen Frakenthaler at Dulwich Picture Gallery: An Interview with Curator Jane Findlay

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, is currently presenting the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 28 October 2021