UK Art

Amazing Artist's Make-up Transformations Are So Good, They're Scary

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who struggles to draw their eyeliner on straight is about to be seriously impressed - this lady can do remarkable things with makeup. Joyce ...

Russian Art: To Buy or Not to Buy

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Following the various bans imposed on Russian citizens living in Europe, and the drop in oil prices, there was apprehension surrounding Russian Art Week in London last month. Dealers and auction houses were wondering how the political and economical situation would impact the Russian art market. In essence, the market has proven to remain strong.

Exhibition: Giovanni Battista Moroni, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Moroni is widely regarded as one of the finest painters of the 16th century, and a critical innovator in portraiture, in particular. Yet his name is not widely known by the general public so this new exhibition at the Royal Academy, the first ever large-scale display of his work outside Italy, is an important contribution in correcting this.

Beard Exhibition Celebrates Wonder Of Facial Hair (Without A Pair Of Skinny Jeans In Sight)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While you may have had your fill of hairy hipsters in skinny jeans, here's a new art expo that breathes new life into the topiary preference. Some...

Writing About Music

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Why did we feel the need to set our words to music? Why not just write poetry? Music has existed for hundreds of years (with and without lyrics!), so it clearly appeals to the human race. Who among us doesn't listen to music in some way every single day? What is it about music that we enjoy so much? And how do I go about trying to explain this?

Sholpan Sharbakova Liberates Canvas

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

holpan Sharbakova is a classically trained pianist, soloist, laureate of international competitions and festivals, yet music is only one of her creativity codes. "Musical notes always had a physical presence for me" says Sholpan.

The Legacy of War Examined in New Exhibition at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Timed to coincide with the First World War centenary, the Tate Modern has opened a new exhibition that examines wars and conflict in photography. But this is not a simple display of photojournalism.

Parasol Unit: The Best in Contemporary Art in East London Hackney Run by a Visionary

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

In 2004, when everybody wanted to be in Mayfair and Fitzrovia, Ziba Ardalan, born in Iran, whose career was developed between the US and Switzerland, arrived from New York and decided to found a contemporary art organization in the far end of the cosy central London

Six Cameras You've Never Heard Of But Should Definitely Buy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech

Buying the best camera in the world is impossible, firstly because the best camera in the world is -- arguably -- above our heads, taking pictures of ...

Should the Elgin Marbles Stay at the British Museum?

Theodora Clarke | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Were it not for Lord Elgin's removal of the sculptures, they would have remained at the mercy of looters and military commanders. Would they even have survived beyond the 19th Century?

The Best Art From London Invited to Exhibit in Pune

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Pune is a bustling metropolis and is characterised typically by a villager in his dhoti and Nehru cap, bare feet passing through busy wifi zones, students with their headphones, mobiles and rucksacks, the elderly strolling to temples and ashram and foreigners walking purposefully to the yoga centres dotted around Pune.

WIN: Can You Spot These Hidden Masterpieces?

Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Over the last 35 years, BP has been a major supporter of UK arts and culture, engaging millions all over the country. For 25 years of this, BP has bee...

Divas, Luvvies and Starlets Do Battle: 'The Great Culture Quiz'

Laura-Jane Foley | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Laura-Jane Foley

Hosted by the bright and beautiful Anita Rani, the quiz is influenced by QI and University Challenge. Over four rounds teams are tested on a wide range of arts trivia from David Bowie to George Eliot.

Great Weekend Getaways - Lucerne, Switzerland

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

A short flight from London to Zurich, followed by an hour on a direct train from the airport, brought us to downtown Lucerne, a Swiss city on the shores of Lake Lucerne with views of the Alps, including Mount Rigi, the subject of JMW Turner's masterpiece The Blue Rigi Sunrise.

Artist Recreates Da Vinci's Mona Lisa From Masking Tape

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Prepare to have your mind blown by Japanese artist, Nasa Funahara. Funahara, who studies art at the Department of Oil painting in Musashino Art Uni...

Art and Technology

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Van der Vorst

The online incarnation of the art market is changing centuries-old habits of art consumption - 71% of collectors have purchased art through the Internet, which I think is quite a substantial figure thus demonstrating people feel more and more comfortable buying art online.

Gallery Elena Shchukina to Headline Russian Art Week in London

Theodora Clarke | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

This November marks the first official collaboration between Gallery Elena Shchukina and Russian Art Week. Both of her galleries are currently showing exhibitions of Russian art, times to coincide with the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 which will feature as Russian Art Week's headline exhibitions.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 95 - Normal for Norfolk

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Passing Norwich we toyed with visiting the dealer come carp enthusiast Richard Cranmer but he declined our visit. He is one of those dealers who have rooms of charming and sellable material but none of it is for sale.

Kerry James Marshall's Return to London With a Triumphant New Show

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
ARTPHAIRE

The most striking show of the season - and possibly the year - is currently to be found at David Zwirner's Mayfair gallery, where Kerry James Marshall has staged, "Look See," his first solo show in the city since 2005.

Los Angeles Redux: Photographic Memories From the Getty Center

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Los Angeles is two cities: one of the rarefied film world whose players live secluded in the Hollywood hills; the other the working city, populated by panhandlers, grifters and grafters, the wide boulevards down which course the cabs, limos and fender-bent Fords in a twilight that could be early morning or the dim mauve of after sunset.

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

For those unfamiliar with the series, Adventure Time follows human Finn, a "mighty hero" who is compelled to protect good from evil - and he's just 12 years old. Mysteriously parentless, Finn scours the land of Ooo getting into all sorts of scrapes along the way.

Absent Protests

Rose Gibbs | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

Allen Jones' work doesn't really offer us any thing new and further still it rides on the back of the exploitation of women to his benefit. Even more depressingly he seems to have learnt nothing in the past 40 years: his empathetic faculties seem to fail him, as do his technical abilities.

Sea Changers - Can Literature Change the World?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

On a cold November night I fought my way through the twisting lanes of Brighton to the Fisherman's Vestry, part of the beautiful St Paul's Church, to take part in an intimate literary event which aimed to explore the connections between creative writing and campaigning.

These Starbucks Coffee Cup Cartoons Will Brighten Up Your Caffeine-Filled Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Josh Hara is a man that loves coffee - he visits Starbucks every day and has come up with an ingenious way to enjoy his favourite beverage long after ...

John Costi: Armed Robber to Critically Acclaimed Artist

Luke Hodson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hodson

Artist John Costi was born London 1987, of dual Irish and Cypriot heritage. Working mostly in film, spoken word and performance installation his main concerns are identity and the self plus social and criminal justice.