UK Art

Antonio Pozo: One of the Top Artists at the Art Fair in Chelsea

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Untitled Artists Fair took place in Chelsea in the Old Town Hall in Kings Road last May. An exciting selection of 170 artists under one roof respo...

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

The Face of History Through the Eyes of a Caricaturist

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Lindsey Fitzharris

"Every face can be reduced to a basic shape," Adrian Teal declares as he adjusts his square-rimmed glasses and begins drawing on the blank piece of paper before him. "Take, for example, this cube."

How I Proposed to My Girlfriend With Disney Street Art

Henry Barnes | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Henry Barnes

I was out of the house like a flash after Stacey had gone. She was to spend the day at a first aid training course that would last until 5pm. This gave me nine hours to paint the biggest piece I'd ever attempted: 50ft long by 15ft tall, four characters and seven massive, crunchy letters. I quickly sketched out the outline before filling in the background, the letters and, lastly, added the final details to the characters. Easy.

Who Owns a Banksy?

Salome Verrell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Salome Verrell

Banksy is one of the few people who have been able to popularly harmonise the terms 'graffiti' and 'artist' and his work is treasured around the world from the West Bank to Bristol. Yet Banksy's fame brings a headache to would-be art dealers and community leaders the world over: just who owns a Banksy?

The Mondrian Guide to Life

Tate | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Piet Mondrian is one of the best known of all modern artists - and also the most misunderstood. But we could all learn a thing or two from the real Mondrian, says Dr. Michael White, the co-curator of Tate Liverpool's new exhibition

The Top 10 UK Universities To Study Art & Design

The Huffington Post UK | Molly Turnley | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The Complete University Guide has revealed the top universities to study Art & Design in the UK for 2015. Every year, the website ranks universiti...

Is Taxidermy a 'Girl Thing'?

Margot Magpie | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get called a lot of things by taxidermy enthusiasts, animal-rights activists, and the media. I'm apparently an instructor, an expert, a hipster, an animal hater, a sicko, a stuffer...but one of the most puzzling things I have been called recently is a "woman taxidermist" and I get asked the same question time and time again "Why are so many women taking up taxidermy classes?".

Nine Keywords for the Digital Sphere

Omar Kholeif | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The space of the web might seem like an openly transparent one. User journeys are seemingly ones that we create individually, adopt and adapt, forming personal structural and spatial universes.

Stovington23 - The Story of Making Art in 'Placeless' Places

Milena Kotseva | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Milena Kotseva

We live in an ever changing, dynamic cityscape, where the balance between public and privately own space, illicit creative practices and authorised recreational activities, is a controversial, fragile matter.

LIfe in the Arts Lane - Week 77 - Stanley Spencer Lobster and Burgundian snails

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I began the week with Lobster thermidor and ended it with half a dozen Burgundian snails; or, I began the week with the Stanley Spencer exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester and ended it with the fabulous 13th century Tour du Guet in Calais. It all depends on how you look at your week.

Why I Am Afraid of Religion, or a Preview of M.F. Husain

Amita Murray | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Amita Murray

Maqbool Fida Husain, mourned in India as a "national loss" after his death in 2011, is supposed to have died in "self-imposed exile" in London - as...

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The dinosaurs featured range from the truly weird and wonderful sauropelta edwardsorun and the bizarre Brachiosaurus, to the mighty, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus. And Csotonyi covers a significant time period, depicting precursors to modern mammals and birds.

Ai Weiwei at Lisson: Art, Politics and Humour

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

It's easy to think of Ai Weiwei and focus solely on the politics of his life and work which, of course, he intends to be considered and following his detention by the Chinese authorities in 2011 it is impossible not to. But one should not forget that Ai Weiwei is first and foremost a visual artist.

Who Knew Spelling Out The Alphabet With Hair Could Be So Elegant?

Barcroft Media | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A real-life Rapunzel uses her flowing locks to spell out the Roman alphabet in ornate lowercase letters. Designer Shurong Diao, 24, decided to disp...

Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

You'd expect woodcuts to be quite dry, with the images rigid and lacking in artistic expression but not at all. The technical expertise in the 150 prints the RA has brought together is such that there is great detail in these prints with bodies outlined in curving sculpting lines, and cross-hatchings used for shadow.

Priced Out of the (Art) Market

Jo Brooks | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

As you weave between the blooming orange trees, which beguilingly give out an aroma of comforting honey in the spring, in the garden of the grand but homely house of the late great poet and author Robert Graves, you feel he'd achieved what every artist craves - an inspiring base, studio or home where you can create.

Seven Business Lessons from Yves Saint Laurent

Maite Baron | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

It was Saturday, cold for the time of year, so at the last minute I changed my mind about going to Borough Market and decided to go to the picture...

Jeremy Paxman: 'Lion of Journalism'... Or Git?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

When, in June, Paxman finally hangs up those weary eyebrows and quits Newsnight, he will cap a glittering career. For 25 years, Paxman's main talent has been the ability to ask questions of the foremost inconsequence in the manner of a courtroom drama auditionee.

Happy Birthday to the Cartier Foundation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Karen Ruimy

I have long been an admirer of the work of the Cartier Foundation. Now as we are able to look back at thirty years of this most inspired organisation, we can truly see the incredible vision of its founder Alain Dominique Perrin, its director Hervé Chandez and the hard work of my dear (and sadly departed) friend Sylvie Dumas who for many years provided the financial structure to enable the foundation to commission art without any boundaries.

Tahnee Lonsdale at Debut Contemporary

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Tahnee Lonsdale is a painter with a fearless approach to colour. They tell stories of life with its ups and downs, of success, but ultimately they are about the fragility that makes us humans. A search unravels in each painting.

Richard Mosse: War Photography Re-sensitised

Peter Yeung | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The success of Mosse's work exposes the shortcomings of other war photography and documentary photography today: much of it fails to overcome the widespread desensitisation of the viewing public. His undulating vermillion landscapes and conspicuous magenta figures are not rose-tinted depictions, so to speak: they do not make light of the grave situation.

Bank Holiday Attractions for the Arts and Crafts Enthusiast

Vicky Dean | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Vicky Dean

Another bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us. If you are an arts and crafts enthusiast looking for inspirational activities with a creative bent then read on. Looking at William Morris, John Constable and Beatrix Potter we will tour the houses and landscapes that they lived in and loved.

A Short History of Nymphomania

Tate | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Back in the 18th Century, spurred on by the term she'd inspired, the nymph had found fame. In 1784, Joshua Reynolds, the president of the Royal Academy, painted the provocative A Nymph and Cupid. Its reproductions sold widely - particularly to women...