UK Art

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The dinosaurs featured range from the truly weird and wonderful sauropelta edwardsorun and the bizarre Brachiosaurus, to the mighty, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus. And Csotonyi covers a significant time period, depicting precursors to modern mammals and birds.

Ai Weiwei at Lisson: Art, Politics and Humour

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

It's easy to think of Ai Weiwei and focus solely on the politics of his life and work which, of course, he intends to be considered and following his detention by the Chinese authorities in 2011 it is impossible not to. But one should not forget that Ai Weiwei is first and foremost a visual artist.

Who Knew Spelling Out The Alphabet With Hair Could Be So Elegant?

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A real-life Rapunzel uses her flowing locks to spell out the Roman alphabet in ornate lowercase letters. Designer Shurong Diao, 24, decided to disp...

Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

You'd expect woodcuts to be quite dry, with the images rigid and lacking in artistic expression but not at all. The technical expertise in the 150 prints the RA has brought together is such that there is great detail in these prints with bodies outlined in curving sculpting lines, and cross-hatchings used for shadow.

Priced Out of the (Art) Market

Jo Brooks | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

As you weave between the blooming orange trees, which beguilingly give out an aroma of comforting honey in the spring, in the garden of the grand but homely house of the late great poet and author Robert Graves, you feel he'd achieved what every artist craves - an inspiring base, studio or home where you can create.

Seven Business Lessons from Yves Saint Laurent

Maite Baron | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

It was Saturday, cold for the time of year, so at the last minute I changed my mind about going to Borough Market and decided to go to the picture...

Jeremy Paxman: 'Lion of Journalism'... Or Git?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

When, in June, Paxman finally hangs up those weary eyebrows and quits Newsnight, he will cap a glittering career. For 25 years, Paxman's main talent has been the ability to ask questions of the foremost inconsequence in the manner of a courtroom drama auditionee.

Happy Birthday to the Cartier Foundation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Karen Ruimy

I have long been an admirer of the work of the Cartier Foundation. Now as we are able to look back at thirty years of this most inspired organisation, we can truly see the incredible vision of its founder Alain Dominique Perrin, its director Hervé Chandez and the hard work of my dear (and sadly departed) friend Sylvie Dumas who for many years provided the financial structure to enable the foundation to commission art without any boundaries.

Tahnee Lonsdale at Debut Contemporary

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Tahnee Lonsdale is a painter with a fearless approach to colour. They tell stories of life with its ups and downs, of success, but ultimately they are about the fragility that makes us humans. A search unravels in each painting.

Richard Mosse: War Photography Re-sensitised

Peter Yeung | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The success of Mosse's work exposes the shortcomings of other war photography and documentary photography today: much of it fails to overcome the widespread desensitisation of the viewing public. His undulating vermillion landscapes and conspicuous magenta figures are not rose-tinted depictions, so to speak: they do not make light of the grave situation.

Bank Holiday Attractions for the Arts and Crafts Enthusiast

Vicky Dean | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Vicky Dean

Another bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us. If you are an arts and crafts enthusiast looking for inspirational activities with a creative bent then read on. Looking at William Morris, John Constable and Beatrix Potter we will tour the houses and landscapes that they lived in and loved.

A Short History of Nymphomania

Tate | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Back in the 18th Century, spurred on by the term she'd inspired, the nymph had found fame. In 1784, Joshua Reynolds, the president of the Royal Academy, painted the provocative A Nymph and Cupid. Its reproductions sold widely - particularly to women...

These Tiny Eyelid Paintings Are Mindblowing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most women tend to use a touch of mascara and a flash of eyeliner to make our eyes stand out - but one lady takes eye make-up to a whole new level. ...

Surrealism? It's Mostly About Sex, Says Peter Capaldi

Tate | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

A lobster on a telephone, a clock that seems to have melted. These are some of the most famous images of the movement known as 'Surrealism', but what are they all about? Sex, mostly, explains the Dr Who actor and former art student, Peter Capaldi.

East and West Are Joined in a Celebration of 'Love & Peace'

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

This past winter, the Today Art Museum in Beijing welcomed a brand-new solo show of my latest paintings and sculptures, called Wonderland.

Why I Covered a Ukip Billboard Poster With My International Grey

Bill Drummond | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bill Drummond

By the time you are reading this I may have been arrested. Maybe you have already read something about the arrest in the news.

Wonderful Matisse Exhibition at the Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Tate Modern's major exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist's paper cut-outs. It brings together around 130 works, many seen together for the first time, in a ground-breaking reassessment of Matisse's colourful and innovative final works.

My Rosy Blue Dress, Iron Ore Rivers & Alnmouth

Stella Vine | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I've been working all the daylight hours on a family commission, a dinner table portrait, for a dining room, people happily eating, being together around a table. It's been a pleasure to work on so far, there are several people in it and one dog.

Terrace Wires: Who Is Responsible for Keeping London Beautiful?

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

David Batchelor's Chromolocomotion has been well received since it's unveiling on 7 April. The bright colours definitely stop the St Pancras International visitors in their tracks and bring smiles to the early morning commuters as they make their way through the station.

Catlin Prize 2014 Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Each year curator Justin Hammond travels the length and breadth of the UK visiting art schools and colleges and attending their degree shows. Through his observations, along with recommendations from tutors and those in the art world, his task is to choose 40 of those he considers to be the most promising young talent for inclusion in the annual Catlin Guide.

Playing on the World's Stage

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

At the Crafts Council we believe that it's absolutely vital that we not only have a strong relationship with the craft organisations of other nations but that we also make sure we're exporting the products, skills and ideas of the best of the UK's makers to new places, opening up new opportunities and showing the world quite how good we are at making things.

The Business Of Fine Art: Interview With Artist, Dameon Priestly

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"In Belfast in the early '70s things were tricky. When I asked my local green grocer if I could do some paintings for his window for Christmas, he paid me in vegetables. The next year when I did the butcher's, he paid me in sausages. By the time I was 13, I realised I had a business. So I started charging."

On the Streets with Borondo, Seth and Kislow, Fintan Magee, Hyuro, Banksy, Escif

Milena Kotseva | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

This week's 'On the Street' is dedicated on more figurative works, that tackle the poetic, metaphorical and quite literal meaning of rising and falling in different nuance.

Great Weekend Getaways - Margate

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Margate has been undergoing a transformation in recent years from a drab seaside resort to a bustling art and food destination. The town has had artistic connections since landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, who produced over 100 works while he lived there, declared that the skies found in Margate were the most beautiful in Europe.

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part 2

Chris Saunders | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Once your book is written, it's up to you to make sure the finished product is up to a high standard. It has your name on it, after all. The average buyer probably won't be expecting the next Pulitzer Prize winner, but they will be expecting a professional job, and rightly so.