UK Art

Josef Koudelka - Uncertain Nationality

Bob Chaundy | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Josef Koudelka is something of a legend among photographers. He achieved worldwide fame by capturing the seismic shock felt by his fellow Czechs when, in the summer of 1968, Red Army tanks stormed into Prague to crush a government that had dared to depart from the Kremlin's diktat.

Don't Tell Me to Smile

Marie Maurer | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Maurer

The face we show the world in photographs is deeply conditioned: look happy, or risk revealing something real. Yet search 'beautiful woman' on Google and the results are posed, unnatural. Fashion famously takes itself so seriously that were a smile to slip onto a catwalk it would be punishable with an intravenous drip of non-diet Coke.

Danger! High VOLTA-ge Theatre!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The Arcola Theatre itself was the first character of each piece. It's friendly and hip design and staff welcome you and make you feel warm and safe. I must also applaud them on having fantastic access provision for disabled people like me, which is no mean feat in an old industrial building.

Her Majesty the Queen - As You've Never Seen Her Before...

Jody Thompson | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

Painted wearing a purple top with matching stilettos complete with tiara, but with her bum out against a backdrop of a Union Jack and the word 'HISTORY', the stencil-style piece appeared on the side of the Winchester pub in Islington, London, N1, on Wednesday.

Don Letts: I Didn't Feel Accepted as Black and British Until Soul II Soul Came Through

Edward Adoo | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Don Letts, culture clash master, a pioneer who coined the culture clash term by introducing reggae to the punk movement from his shop on King's Road Chelsea in the 70s​ at a time where British music and society was divided​. ​A film producer and documentary maker - a man of many talents who has contributed heavily to change the face of British music, art and fashion.

London's Art Scene this Autumn: 10 Must-See Events and Exhibitions

Kate Gordon | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kate Gordon

I'm often asked what is the one thing that is absolutely necessary to see/do/experience in the visual art world, in a given season. These are my 10 not-to-be missed happenings in the art world in London, through to the end of the year. Consider your diary sorted.

Igor Prokop: One of the Top Artists at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Within such a cornucopia of talent, Igor Prokop, an artist born in Budapest, stands out with a presentation of highly-elaborate and colourful paintings strongly influenced by nature and corals.

Someone Has Painted A Mural Of Donald Trump As A Giant Steaming Turd In Downtown NYC

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Elections are heated affairs, and members of the public often turn to graffiti as a way to have their voices heard among the rabble. One artist, wh...

This Man Turns Pancakes Into Our Favourite Cartoons

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop the bus: this man can transform your bog-standard pancakes into works of art. And we're slightly in awe of him. Daniel Drake, who is more ...

Oops - Boy Trips In Gallery Punching Hole In £1 Million Painting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A Taiwanese boy has "punched a hole" in a $1.5m painting after falling into it during an art exhibition in the country. The boy, thought to be 12-y...

The Day We Went to Margate

Sarah Powell | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Powell

Margate is having a moment. That should probably be #Margate is having a moment. Suddenly all the cool kids are going to the beach, buying sticks of rock and instagramming "Scream if you Wanna go Faster" posters. The temptation is to turn on the hipsters and shoo them away but I presume it's this kind of attention that keeps small seaside towns going.

Review: 'Soundscapes', National Gallery - A Disappointment

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Undoubtedly the stand-out piece of work comes from Jamie XX, who used the pointillist style in Theo van Rysselberghe's Coastal Scene as a launch-off point for his soundscape.

Here's How The Amazing 'Sky Ladder' Firework Display Actually Works

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An amazing firework display which launches a glowing ladder into the sky has been developed by a Chinese artist. Cai Guo-Qiang designed the pyrotec...

Art Review: Marco Lusini and the Post-War Italian Artists

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Due to the overwhelming interest in Italian art from the 50s to the 80s, we are rediscovering less-known artists from such Golden Era that played a pi...

An ‘Artist' Has Grown An Ear On His Arm That Lets Us Eavesdrop On His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech

An Australian artist has turned his body into a canvas and inserted a human ear underneath the skin of his forearm. Yes, this happened. Stelarc...

Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Lee Kern | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lee Kern

If Shakespeare smoked a bit of Elizabethan pot then fair enough. But he was also clearly a dude that must have passionately fallen in love with letters and worked at them for it's own sake and it's own buzz.

Give Me A Sign

Ariane Sherine | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Ariane Sherine

Eventually, determined to solve the mystery, I pushed a card through the man's door, explaining that I loved his signs. I asked if I could write an article about him, and gave him my contact details.

Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Nicola Shaw | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nicola Shaw

Amongst the other standout pieces were the coloured walls of the main galleries - the brainchild of the show's coordinator Michael Craig-Martin RA who is known for the very vivid colours in his work.

Richard Long: Time and Space at Arnolfini, Bristol

Chris Osburn | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Time and Space, a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long, opens today at the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol.

Has Social Media Shifted the Balance of Shame

Celina Teague | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Celina Teague

I deal with the matter of the hashtag very differently in my show but the train of thought has led me to believe that Twitter is turning us into a nasty surveillance state. We're shaming people without considering the consequences and the punishments are outweighing the crimes.

Where Love Is Illegal: Powerful LGBT Portraits From Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Photographer Robin Hammond has created a stunning photo series exploring what it's like to be LGBT in the places where loving someone of the same sex ...

Watch The Most Beautiful And Mesmerising Art Installation Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech

Prepare to be mesmerised by this incredible video of a musical art installation in a Japanese forest. Tucked away in the Daisetsuzan National Park...

Great Weekend Getaways - Bilbao, Spain

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Pintxos aside, we were delighted to discover that Bilbao is a foodie's paradise, with five Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens more in the surrounding Basque Country. In fact the area can boast more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in Europe.

Creativity and Age

Anthony Epes | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Epes

I think there is this weird idea floating around that creativity is a young person's game, particularly certain genres of creativity (photography and music for sure). That somehow you are at your peak creatively in your twenties and thirties, and then it's downhill from then on. I think that's insane.

The Art That History Forgot, Remembered

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

In June, the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive was granted funding of £1 million pound by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation with the goal of creating a permanent archive of the work of disabled artists.