UK Art

Review: Barbara Hepworth, Tate Britain - A Great Sculptor, But Not a Great Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Barbara Hepworth was inspired by her landscape. She loved how she was carving out stones and wood that nature had already shaped before her. Her pieces are nurturing, soulful, and seem so inextricably linked to the earth. What a shame therefore that the dusty cases and bare walls are a million miles away from the protective landscapes she so admired.

Adolf Hitler's Artwork Is Worth This Much

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

Adolf Hitler's watercolours and drawings sold for £286,000 at a German auction at the weekend. Saturday's controversial sale organised by Weidler ...

London Bridge Transformed Into Rainbow Walkway To Cheer Up 'Grumpy' Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

It wouldn't be a Monday without hearing a few moans around the office. But all it took was a spark of imagination to cheer up Londoners today. ...

Is Science Our New Religion? Damien Hirst at The Lightbox, Woking

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Silkscreen prints, sculptural pieces and paintings are laid out like Stations of the Cross, around an altar, with a series of surgical images of a body scarred with stigmata-like wounds hung above the visitor, in place of the crucified Christ.

In Facebook Jail Again - Over Female Nipples

Laura Dodsworth | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Dodsworth

Female breasts, depicted in a non-sexual way, by a female artist, are not allowed. In other words, if women's breasts and nipples are not in service to babies or men, or have not suffered cancer, if they simply exist on a woman's body, they must be covered.

Unfinished...Works From the Courtauld Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

When I first heard that the Courtauld's Summer Showcase was going to comprise unfinished works from its collection, I wondered if this might be, like its subjects, a half-baked idea.

Great Ways To Get Creative With Your Children This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Children's Art Week 2015 kicks off on Saturday 13 June until Sunday 21 June with a whole host of creative workshops across the UK. Perfect to keep ...

The Pleasure and Pain of Shoes Examined at V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Style
Victoria Sadler

Sexuality and shoes have always been deeply intertwined and a part of this exhibition is stylised with sultry red velvet textures and deep maroon colours. It screams seduction. But the pieces on show demonstrate how sex and fetishism have influenced footwear.

Push The Button, Playable City 2015

Clare Reddington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

We have a very strong, international shortlist of seven - honed down from the 197 entries we received from 60 countries. The projects vary hugely - from event-based spectacular projects to quieter, more ambient installations. Across the board though, the standard is high.

Review: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts 'A Riot of Colour'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

That great art institution, the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, is with us once again. All its familiar and much loved hallmarks are there, from the mix of emerging and established artists, to the packed walls and galleries. Only this year it all comes with an explosion of colour.

Photo Project Allows Transgender Kids To Say 'This Is Who I Am'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For over 10 years, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has taken photographs of transgender children living their lives as their authentic selves for her on...

Planet Appetite: Bioculture - Art Walks and Organic Wine in Le Marche, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Combining nature, organic wine and culture, the Bioculture App guides you on a 19 day series of linked walks in Le Marche, Italy, providing information about the attractions along the way with specially created artworks.

From Art Fanatics to Beginners: Join the Salon of Talented Young Artists

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

We are experiencing an unprecedented interest in Contemporary Art. Last year the Tate attracted a whopping figure of 7 million visitors of which 4.8 million visited just one space: the Tate Modern.

Figuratively Speaking

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The new exhibitions at the Serpentine Galleries pairs Duane Hanson with Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, both use the human figure in their work but conceptually they could not be further apart.

Review: Agnes Martin, Tate Modern 'Serene and Surprising'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition at the Tate Modern is the first retrospective of Agnes Martin's work in the UK for over 20 years and includes pieces from the full breadth of her career, from her early beginnings in the 1950s to the last piece she created in 2004.

How Showing My Body Helped Change My Mind

Paula McGuire | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula McGuire

Twelve two-minute poses later and I could scramble back into a robe, and try desperately to conceal a dignity long since lost. But then, what's the point in dignity if all it does is hold you back?

Two Truths - Griffin Gallery

Bob Chaundy | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

The exhibition at The Griffin Gallery in west London is less a philosophical exploration of how six different artists view their versions of the truth in the way they relate to and interpret the world around them. More, it's an interesting contrast between how culture is affected by displacement.

The Colourful Revolution of The Rainbow Steps, Istanbul, Turkey

Chloe Gunning | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

£500 and a few tins of paint could be all it takes to transform your neighbourhood into a tourist attraction! Well, that's if you follow the beautifu...

This Artist Stole Other People's Instagram Pics And Casually Sold Them For £60K

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Richard Prince might just be the world's worst artist, if you can even call him that. Known for toying with the boundaries of appropriation, Prince...

Across Borders: Gustavo Aceves Exhibits Monumental Horses

Theodora Clarke | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Monumental horses have taken up residence in Berlin in front of the Brandenberg Gate. Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves continues to tour Europe with his unique travelling exhibition 'Lapidarium'. The open-air show is another successful example of public art in the open air.

Artist Transforms Cartoon Characters Into Breast Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, yet the frequency of these experiences is often not reflected in popular cu...

Speaking Power to Truth - John Keane

Bob Chaundy | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

John Keane may have only been an official war artist for a matter of days when he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to record images from the Gulf War of August 1990. Yet, war, conflict and power have remained constant fascinations and resultant themes of his paintings ever since.

Fox News Actually Blurred Out Some Boobs On A Picasso Painting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK

Fox have been slammed by leading art critics after one of their news channels blurred out the breasts on Pablo Picasso's "The Women Of Algiers". Th...

These Honest Illustrations Sum Up How We Feel On Our Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Periods have the ability to make many of us feel a bit crap about life, but we rarely articulate our feelings. That's why Layla Ehsan, an illustrat...

Catlin Art Prize 2015

Bob Chaundy | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

It's Catlin Art Prize time again - the annual exhibition of the shortlisted candidates from the Art Catlin Guide featuring the most exciting new art graduates in the UK. Eight finalists this year have been given space at the Londonewcastle Project Space in London in which to develop themes explored during their art school years.