UK Art

Don't Let Christmas Ads Trick You Into Thinking Advertising Can Be Art

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

I have put the question of whether advertising can be seen as art to friends, colleagues and family, and they all agree that it can be. They inevitably reel off adverts they remember over the years - if it involves surfing horses it must be art.

DIY Taxidermy: Death Becomes Her

Patrick Cash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

The irony of Gates' vilification by the animal rights activists is that her work is designed artistically to illustrate the reality of how animal life is wasted in human industry.

WATCH: Francis Bacon Paintings Sell For Record Price

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud has sold for nearly £90m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. The British art...

Data Artist Creates Trillions Of Imaginary Artworks For The Tate

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

An artist has created an incomprehensibly large number of imaginary artworks for the Tate using a computer algorithm. The artist behind 'Shardcore'...

Impressions of Frieze and Frieze Masters 2013

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Due to a bout of flu, a mugging and a head injury (all healed now) my impressions are slightly late but I hope they are enjoyed by some.

Jewels of Afghan Culture

Graham Sheffield | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Graham Sheffield

We will continue our cultural relations work well beyond the planned withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan next year; because we firmly believe that, along with the promotion of governance, security and development, the promotion of culture is a critical fourth foundation of Afghanistan's future.

Matthew Tucker

Goldie Interview: New Solo Art Show 'Lostribes', Reinvention And Those Famous Gold Teeth

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Goldie appears to be a broken man. Unsettled and restless, the music pioneer, artist and television personality shifts around uncomfortably on the ...

Rebuilding the World on Foundations of Love and Peace

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

For those of us who have known the heavy weight of war - whether we have witnessed its toll on a beloved veteran, lost a soul held dear, or outlived the fight ourselves - the message of the poppy is not felt only on Remembrance Day.

Private View of Stanley Donwood's New Exhibition 'Apocalypse Boutique'

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Last Friday evening we launched 'Apocalypse Boutique' - fantastically varied series of rare screen-prints, linoprints, etchings and original canvases by British artist Stanley Donwood.

Welcome to the World of Raqib Shaw: An Extravaganza!

Karen Ruimy | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

Raqib Shaw is one of the most acclaimed and most collected artists at work today. He is defying the fashionable rigor of the minimalist. He is the complete antithesis, both in his life and even more so in the prolific, meticulous and extravagant art he creates.

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 01 November 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The focus of this week's 'On the Streets' is on pieces of art in the public domain that are strong, thought-provoking but playful and are a constant reminder of the human desire to explore unknown horizons.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 48 - An Auction House 'After Hours'

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Banksy is all the rage in NY at the moment as he has blazed through the city graffittying hither and thither and stirring up a hornet's nest of opinion about what art is. The outgoing Mayor has ultimately spoken that all graffiti should be removed, but Banksy's celebrity means that people are trying to preserve the work. Complex indeed.

LOOK: Are These Paintings Worth Fighting Over?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two paintings showing a kangaroo and a dingo will stay in Britain after an attempt to send them to Australia failed. Ministers stepped to impose an...

Previously Unknown Works Of Art Found In Nazi Art Stash

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

The treasure trove of artwork stolen by the Nazis and rediscovered in a Munich flat contains previously unknown artwork by Marc Chagall and Otto Dix. ...

Martin Finnin: Figures in an Abstract World

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Martin Finnin current exhibition, titled: Renegade Amongst the Dusty Nouns, at the John Martin Gallery in Mayfair skilfully recreates an abstract world that consists of figures, movement and memories.

Learning About Heraldry - Sophie Jung

Bob Chaundy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

This excerpt from ****So Yeah, 2013 by Sophie Jung gives a flavour of the kind of stream of consciousness ramblings in the audio that accompanies some of the works in her solo exhibition Learning About Heraldry. Words are important to her.

Priceless Artworks Seized By Nazis 'Found In Munich Flat'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A trove of around 1,500 paintings worth nearly £1bn, by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, have reportedly been uncovered in a Munich ap...

Bambi: The Artist of Contradictions

Josh Zitser | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Josh Zitser

Not too long ago, I came across a street artist called Bambi. Bambi, as an artist, fulfils the contradiction of being accessible yet profound, as does she many others. She's anonymous, yet world-known, having sparked the interest of celebrity fans such as Adele, Brad Pitt and Harry Styles.

Why Is This Oligarch Angry After Buying A £423,000 Statue?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko has sued an American art dealer for supplying a £423,000 statue that was nearly half as big as he expected. ...

Barbican's New 'Pop Art' Show Is Way More Than Just Popular

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

The Barbican's latest Pop Art Design show presents a fresh take on a movement spanning the 50s to 70s--the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the collaboration between the designers and artists responsible for shaping our postmodern attitudes.

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.

Diptychs: Do You See What I See?

Sarah Hardy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Hardy

Then we come to Sam Irons' photography. The difference here being that he selects two images that seem worlds apart and sets them next to each other to challenge perception, leaving the viewer to grasp what the relationship is between the two and draw their own unique conclusions.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 47 - Caravan in New York

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am in New York, and yes, I am visiting another art fair- this one is the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York.

For Every Poppy's Petal, A Story of Remembrance

Ana Tzarev | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK
Ana Tzarev

To this day, I believe the Royal British Legion's legacy of providing necessary care to veterans and their families makes them one of the finest and most worthwhile charities.

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."