UK Art

The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery is an enjoyable, romantic exhibition on Impressionism that showcases over 85 works from this popular period of art. Monets and Renoirs hang alongside works from Pissarro and Degas, early Manets scatter the rooms and there's even a Rodin statue.

Why We're Confused and Fascinated with African Beauty

Amita Murray | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amita Murray

Call me stupid, but it took a passionate discussion of the relevance and place of hair and hairstyles as cultural markers from my black students, to bring it home to me just how complicated African hairstyles are.

Sugar Sculptures

James Ostrer | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Ostrer

My art practice is like a constantly evolving self-help course where I am as much the therapist as the client. The intent of this body of work was to expose myself to such extreme levels of sugar and junk food that I would no longer want to eat it again...

I Love the Illusion That Can Be Achieved in Painting

Kyle Barnes | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kyle Barnes

My biggest inspiration is the people I know, the relationships I have with them and being part of their lives. They contribute to my life and affect it immensely and I try to add something to theirs.

The Power of Images Examined in Human Rights, Human Wrongs

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Human Rights, Human Wrongs at The Photographers' Gallery is a thought-provoking photography exhibition that examines the legacy of iconic images. Spanning the years from 1945 to the early 1990s, the exhibition reflects the major political upheavals, conflicts, wars and struggles against racism and colonisation that became particularly urgent after the Second World War...

Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­- the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other.

Meet the Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

In anticipation for his upcoming solo show 'Monster', Carla Nizzola and I visited Magnus Gjoen's new Hackney studio set up to pick his brain on the inspirations behind his most refined collection to date.

Why is the UK Designing Such a Grey Future?

Mark Bonner | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Bonner

I recently searched Surrey for a secondary school that truly valued creativity for my own daughter. Both private and state, the answer was depressingly similar; "Oh yes, we do do ART here, but it's not a real degree is it?" one headmaster risked his life in telling me.

Yes, That's A Merc Made Of Bricks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech

A Chinese artist has built an incredible model of a Mercedes out of red bricks — and it’s probably worth about as much as a real one. Dai Yun b...

Have Contemporary Artists Lost the Capacity to Be Transgressive?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The latest boom years in the 90s and early 2000 saw an implosion of artists as mass commodity producers for a new bourgeoisie eager to invest vast amount of money while enjoying their conscious left intact.

Leaving Paris: Plays, Paintings and PSG

Rosie Snowball | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

The glitz and the glam that supposedly embody Paris were put on hold; the world was watching Paris, but in the city itself, a reflective and emotional silence prevailed in the days following this tragic episode for France.

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

This Is What Comic Book Women Look Like With Realistic Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Super-human strength and the ability to fly isn't the only thing that's unrealistic about comic book heroines. Their teeny-tiny waists coupled wit...

This Image Isn't Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

UPDATE:So it turns out that 'Hyper Real CG' is in fact very real and well, not very CGI. Here at Huff Post UK we love finding the bleeding edge of tec...

Banksy Has Been Busy In Gaza

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

World renowned British street artist Banksy has revealed a series of new works in the Gaza Strip, created in the wake of the Israeli Army's Operation ...

Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

Zadora: The Infamous Baltic Baron Taking on MC Escher

Davis Mukasa | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Davis Mukasa

For therapy 'Zadora' began to study the techniques of Haida totemic art through a close family friend. Thirty years later, Zadora's art would adorn the most exclusive collections across the globe as arguably the world's foremost gemstone artist and heir apparent to the (similarly Baltic) Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé.

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

Enjoy Some Culture in Cambridge

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

No trip to the UK would be complete without a visit to Cambridge. The university city is a delightful, pretty place, with the River Cam running through it. Cambridge is perfect for punting or cycling and full of interesting independent tea shops and high-quality restaurants.

Photos Poignantly Highlight The Damaging Effect Of Beauty Standards Using Glitter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From waxing our nether regions to exfoliating our faces to within a each of their lives, women go to extraordinary lengths to achieve society's idea o...

Louise Ridley

Striking Portraits That Give A Honest Look At Immigrants In Britain... Finally

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

The reality of being an immigrant in Britain is explored hard-hitting portrait exhibition revealing the complex issues of identity and assimilation fo...

Photoshop Is 25 Years Old

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today. Which when you think about it is pretty incredible. It started life 1987 as an independent piece of software...

Font Makes the Headlines

Luke Hodson | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hodson

Typefaces are everywhere; they're so deeply ingrained in all our lives that we barely take note of the endless fonts that surreptitiously set moods and make statements. We talked to typography artist Luke Merryweather about the art form's latest leap into the headlines.

Art Galleries Don't Trust You With A Selfie Stick

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech

While it might seem to be an unstoppable craze, art galleries and stadia around the world are beginning to ban the selfie stick for fear that someone ...

New John Singer Sargent Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Away from the pressures of commissions these works show Sargent experimenting with styles and settings. Some of the work is quite radical for its time and shows a painter with immense variety and skill.