UK Art

Fake £100,000 Chagall Painting 'Must Be Burnt'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A businessman who purchased a £100,000 Marc Chagall painting has been told his painting will be burned after a BBC show found it to be a fake. Mar...

'Map Of The Internet' Shows You Where You REALLY Live

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

Where do you live - England? Scotland? Or Facebook? These days we spend so much time on the internet, it's easy to imagine that we really do li...

On The Streets: The Freshest Global Street Art - 24 January 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's 'On the Streets' is a hefty combination of brilliant examples of visual art in public indoor and outdoor spaces.

Howard Tangye - Casting the Line

Bob Chaundy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

As Head of Womenswear Design at Central St Martin's for 17 years, Howard Tangye's fashion illustrations have been highly influential to his students, most notably John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Richard Nicoll and Julie Verhoeven.

Prettiest Bento Lunchboxes Made By Busy Lawyer Put Our Tuna Sarnies To Shame

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may write these off as the beautiful lunchboxes of a food artist who has waaay too much time on her hands, but these gorgeous bento boxes were act...

Diarmuid Kelley - All Cats Are Grey Exhibition

Bob Chaundy | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

"First and foremost, I'm a painter a painter before anything else, not just a portrait painter. I love the texture and feel of paint." Despite this self-assertion and his professed love of abstraction, Diarmuid Kelley has become best known for his portraits.

Undermining Peckham

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Dr Michael Petry

The regeneration of one of London's roughest areas has been a long and slow process led by locals and the many thousands of artists who moved in to take up disused shops, factories and run down properties. That Peckham has bloomed cannot be denied, but if Network Rail has anything to do with it, they will sweep away a huge sector of artistic and creative industries

The New Literalism: How Misinformation on the Internet is Transforming the Mainstream Media

Martin Newman | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Martin Newman

Context has been thrown away for many people online and in its place is a new and dangerously ignorant reality. By the time art collector Dasha Zhukova issued her grovelling apology on Tuesday afternoon for having been photographed sitting on a Bjarne Melgaard chair in the form of a black woman, millions of people around the world had already got a completely wrong opinion of her.

Warhol, To China And Back: The Art Market Changes Forever

Michael Frahm | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Michael Frahm

As a fascinating parallel export, Warhol's art itself can be seen as a strong foreshadowing of Chinese contemporary art; consider his 1972 Mao, which aligned itself to the legacy of his other numerous "celebrity" portraits, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

Can 'Muscle Men' be Intelligent as Well as Strong or Is the Last Acceptable Stereotype Still Alive and Well?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

We all should know every Muslim is not a potential terrorist. Every Catholic priest is not necessarily a paedophile anymore than every blonde woman in a short skirt is a dumb bimbo. Every person who wears spectacles isn't an intellectual either despite the beliefs of Pol pot and the Khmer rouge that perpetuated stereotyping a la social engineering.

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art - 17 January 2014

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Middle of January gave us fewer but more colourful and vibrant walls and here is what caught our eye this week.

Painting Bought For £3,000 On Ebay Actually Worth A Fortune

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The search is on for an online art lover who paid £3,000 for a painting on eBay eight years ago that has since been revealed as an impressionist mast...

Meet The Artist: Patrick Thomas

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Graphic artist Patrick Thomas popped by the gallery last week to chat about why creating art makes his heart beat at 100BPM, his love of Berlin, and why his upcoming show at Hang-Up is an absolute must see.

Drawing Inspiration

Gideon Summerfield | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gideon Summerfield

I am not embarrassed to admit that I often found myself crying when they were crying. Some of the survivors told me a lot and in detail; detail that was difficult to handle. Other survivors did not want to talk so much and if they did they could not talk about their time during the war. They preferred to talk about their family, their children and grandchildren.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 57 - New Year and Resolutions

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

Leaving the warmth of Aqaba in the south of Jordan and driving up Highway 15 for three and a half hours towards Amman in a minibus piloted by a fresh-faced boy wearing a scarf, a beanie and sunglasses, provided a surreal new version of the expectation which New Year's Eve usually engenders.

Bridging the Gap Between Art and Healthcare

Ian Spero | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Ian Spero

A social venture and campaigning organisation, CSL's mission is to ensure that anyone that wants it has access to qualified tools and technologies that enable them to express themselves creatively, connect with other people and work together on arts based projects, thereby improving their quality of life.

A New Clear Fusion: How to Save the Music Industry

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Take a look in HMV and tell me what you see. For while the conveyor belt of the craven book publishing world rolls on, the art world preens and lumbers in search of the next concept, and our once glorious world of music has had its guts ripped out by the internet. Yet the musician persists in his efforts to have the cloth-eared hear his songs.

Hard Times and Thriving Design

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

The recent publication of Modern British Furniture: Design since 1945, Lesley Jackson's fascinating history of the British furniture industry, has reminded me of the adage that design thrives in times of recession.

How Much Does British Culture Cost?

Jacob Brookman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jacob Brookman

Signature Pictures is a London-based film production enterprise. Their #FutureFilm initiative suggested it was a good idea to offer Workfare volunteers roles on a short film. This way, the company would benefit from interns - the way nearly every production does anyway - and would produce a film that would give NEETs meaningful and constructive professional experience.

Wedding Planning: Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Laura Babb | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

In my view someone whose style you love should be the number one consideration when choosing a wedding photographer. You'll want to look at your photos again and again, for the rest of your life. Picking a photographer whose work you love will mean you stay in love with your wedding pictures.

WATCH: 2013's Best Maker Of Vines?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Comedy

"People are doing some incredible and funny things with it and testing its capabilities," writes artist Moose Allain about Vine. And there's no greate...

Helsinki roundup

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

In the nice icy cold of Helsinki, perfect for the holiday season (they tell me Santa lives in Lapland) with very short dark days, I was very pleased to see some really wonderful new work.

Crowdfunding: A New Horizon

Tony Mckenna | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Tony Mckenna

You might have already heard of Crowdfunding - the phenomenon by which an idea for a project or invention is relayed to the public, usually via the internet, in order to attract funds and become a reality. This year it has hit the mainstream with a bang - with celebrities such as Zach Braff and James Franco using it as a way to attain revenue for their own movie projects.

The Art of Footwear: Finnish Brand FINSK

Kate Lawson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.

Tony Blair Unveiled At Gallery In London

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A portrait of former prime minister Tony Blair has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The oil painting, which measures 4ft (...