UK Art

Sole Traders and Subordinated Artists

Rose Gibbs | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Rose Gibbs

The solitary artist as lone figure is a relatively new archetype. The most dominant form of artistic production, a version of which thrives in this hungry market, is the studio workshop with apprentices and journeymen galore.

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

Dark, Haunting and Extraordinary: Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Marlene was born in South Africa at a time of apartheid and censorship, where simply a picture of Nelson Mandela was considered to be so dangerous that it was banned. This deep and profound relationship between banning an image and infusing it with power and meaning must have made an impact on Marlene as it has shaped her work.

Big Money For Monet's 'Le Grand Canal'

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilience in a bumpy gl...

The Clash of Art Forms: Paul Simonon's 'Wot No Bike' at the ICA, London

Jason Holmes | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Immersion is the word. He knew of nothing else it would seem until music came along. It's the sort of fate to which one cannot attach a value or even adequately describe. Call it the gift, the blue touch paper that leads to the muse.

What's the Future of Wearable Tech now Google Glass is Out?

Thomas Church | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Wearable technology should mean more than Nike+ or Apple Watch. It should also mean technology that allows you to create and decide what to wear.

Is Xavier Mascaró the Spanish Henry Moore?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Lorenzo Belenguer

Expressing the underlying tensions of human life - opulence versus asceticism, pleasure versus fear - in which the presence of the figure could be considered a mere accident. Rather than individual sentiments; the whole of society is packed in each work.

Long Lost WWII Photos Give Incredible Glimpse Of Unknown Soldier's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

A group of photographers have revealed incredible never-before-seen images taken by a WWII soldier. The photos were found on 31 rolls of undeve...

'You Will Not Surely Die' - Art, Consciousness and Immortality

Kester Brewin | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

In the face of abundant evidence that we clearly do die and rot and decay, we surmised that a) we must have offended God in our hubris and have been subject to a great 'fall,' but b) there remains in us a spirit that aches to lift back up and rejoin the divine.

Chinese Whispers or Something Like That

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

They are interested by how East and West see things. It is the difference they are intrigued by and the results are impressive. It is a method of East/West interaction many artists are working with, now that China has become a place for the manufacture of Western art ideas.

Artist Creates Stunning Moving Graffiti... Visible From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech-savvy graffiti artist INSA has gone big with his latest project, making his unique style visible from space. He likes to paint art on walls, t...

Rubens Exhibition at Royal Academy Is Very Light on Works from, Well, Rubens

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The name 'Rubens' may be in the title of the exhibition but I counted maybe only about a dozen works from Rubens actually on show. Maybe a few more. What few Rubens works there are though are incredibly impressive.

What to Do in Cornwall When It's Raining

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

The gorgeous county of Cornwall is perfect for a holiday when the weather is good - head to the beaches to catch some surf, meander along the clifftop Cornish Coast path or simply take a picnic to a beauty spot to soak in the scenery.

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It is worth remembering that satirical artists should be ever mindful of the need to root themselves with care and intelligence in the fast-shifting political landscape of the 21st century so that their pictures might clearly speak the phrases that we sometimes cannot.

Incredible Celeb Portraits Made Entirely From... Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Rapper and artist Yung Jake is painting amazing pictures of famous people using nothing but Emojis. If you've ever used an Emoji keyboard (or been ...

Syria: A Third Space

Graham Sheffield | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Graham Sheffield

Culture is often seen as marginal to the development process, outside the mainstream of economic, political and social policy debates. Or it is offered as an appendage to them, often invoked to explain the failure of well-meaning development interventions.

These Feminist Cartoons Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jacky Fleming has been drawing cartoons for over 30 years, and her work is still as relevant as ever. She was inspired to create the first of her f...

Historically Innovative: Heritage Brands, Thoroughly Modern Methods

Jon Wood | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Jon Wood

Surprise your customers with something new, and suddenly you'll capture attention. The impact of this surprise innovation is always greatest with traditional brands, simply because no one expects it.

Mikhail Baryshnikov Art Show: A Privileged Insight Into Dance in Bond Street

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Mikhail Baryshnikov, a Russian dancer who defected to the West in 1974, moves through dance as Alice in Wonderland through the mirror. Firstly as a dancer, often cited as one of the three best dancers in history with Nijinsky and Nureyev; secondly as a choreographer and artistic director; and, finally, as a photographer.

Children of the Great War - Capturing the Legacy of Conflict

Mik Scarlet | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Sometimes art can be beautiful and swell the heart, or it challenges and leads you to re-examine your world view, but on rare occasions it does both. When this happens you find yourself left almost a new person, seeing the world through new eyes.

Why the Pen Will Always Remain Mightier Than the Sword

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
BritChick Paris

The 12 people that died this week were not just heroes, they were martyrs. They gave up their lives in the name of freedom of speech. It is for this reason that 7 January must be remembered as a day of enlightenment once the pain and grief ebb away.

Madame Butterfly: The Czechs and Balances Of a Night at the Opera

Jason Holmes | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Art costs wherever you go, yes, but a box costing £40 (CZK1,370) here in Prague at the State Opera House to watch Madame Butterfly compared to a ticket which costs roughly four times as much at Covent Garden's opera citadel here in London, has one asking the question: why the disparity in price?

See The World Like A Horse With This Insane Gadget

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

A group of Irish artists have created a series of helmets which allow the wearer to see through the eyes of different animals. The curiously shaped...

This 'Alternative Page 3' Is Way Better Than The Sun's Version

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The No More Page 3 campaign asking the Sun to ditch their pictures of topless women has gained momentum in the last year, but do we need to scrap the ...

These Fake Fitness Photos Are Breathtaking

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who needs unachievable New Year's resolutions when you can fake it? That's the motto of former engineer turned photographer, Benjamin Von Wong. Now...