Modern Art

When an Artist Rids the Ego, Helpful Art is Born: Matthew Sanderson - The 21st Century Sculptor

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carrie Lloyd

Born, bred and finely tuned in Cambridge amongst iconic art teachers who believed in their students, including Sanderson, he has become a popular and sought after commissioned sculptor, but of course he doesn't care about this. He cares about what's going on within the mind of his client. Within the intention of the brief with a question of how, oh how, could the idea add light to the land?

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

Lulu Guinness's Top Ten Fashion-Meets-Art Moments

Tate | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool...

How to Get Rich Dealing Modern Art and Vintage Furniture

Jeff Salmon | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Salmon

If you have some collateral, that doesn't mean you shouldn't invest. And I may have a solution for you - dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture. You may think this is the reserve of the posh and rich. But, as a one-time working-class lad from East London, I can tell you it absolutely is not.

Someone Has Bought This Screenshot For $90,000

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

A screenshot has sold on eBay for $90,900 proving that it's not what you're selling it's how you're selling it. OR that people can't be trusted with t...

This Couple Live In An Enormous Nazi Bunker

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Art collectors Karen and Christian Boros live in a very unique home; a Nazi bunker constructed in 1942 at the height of the Second World War. First...

Visiting the Pinakothek der Moderne Art Museum in Munich, Germany

Stuart Forster | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The museum displays works by modern and contemporary artists and has much for people interested in architecture and design.

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 Business Of Fine Art: Interview With Artist, Dameon Priestly

Jason Holmes | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"In Belfast in the early '70s things were tricky. When I asked my local green grocer if I could do some paintings for his window for Christmas, he paid me in vegetables. The next year when I did the butcher's, he paid me in sausages. By the time I was 13, I realised I had a business. So I started charging."

Why 'I Could Have Done That' Hurts Contemporary Art

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

"I could have done that". The usual utterance when observing a piece of contemporary art. In fact, it's these five words that create the hostility and scepticism towards modern and abstract that we see today. Is this hostility justified? Only if you've got a reason beyond the fact it's within your capabilities.

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Ah, Paris! You're oh so beautiful, so romantic, and also, somewhat expensive. The chic boutique hotels, the mouth-watering steak frites, un vin rouge along the Boulevard Saint-Michel - just staying, eating and drinking in the French capital can be a costly experience before you even add on the 'must-see' sights of the city.

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.

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.

Impressions of the Venice Biennale: Part I

Karen Ruimy | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

But as I walk into the Pavilions, I forget all my troubles, all the hassles getting to Venice, all the constant queues (and my footwear); I am transported into the magic of the Art. All the pavilions are offering something to discover, to receive, to learn from. And that makes me humble and so happy.

We Are All Flying Birds - An Homage to the Art of Alexander Calder

Karen Ruimy | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Karen Ruimy

Calder sees us and represents us struggling with gravity - the gravity of the body, of the world around us. We are all trying to fit into our days all the components that define us or often that we want to be defined by.

John Walter

Bianca Brigitte Bonomi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bianca Brigitte Bonomi

Vitrine Bermondsey Street's latest exhibition features new paintings by John Walter and encapsulates the ornate, bold and iconoclastic vision of his maximalist aesthetic.

Female Warriors of Art at Tate Modern

Karen Ruimy | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

As I was sitting at the Buying Committee of the Tate Modern, my eyes were arrested in awe and also complete ignorance by a piece from an artist I did not know about, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. I was struck by the strength of her art. The fact that she is a woman working in Iran, in her 80s, made her even more striking.

Visions of Fashion

Laura Schnittger | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Style
Laura Schnittger

Paintings represent visions of fashion. Shapes project an abstract expression of an idea, philosophy and emotion playing with form, texture and motion. The paintings seem to incarnate pieces of cloth, covered up by - well art.

Matthew Tucker

When Art And Science Collide

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Tech

Walking skulls, iPad-using dogs and creepily realistic holograms - the weird and wonderful union of science and art can be seen at The 5th Kinetica Ar...

Sam Parker

'The First Essential Art Show Of The Year' Lichtenstein At Tate Modern (REVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Roy Lichtenstein died in 1997, when the internet was still only a 100,000 or so websites, before anyone had 'Googled' anything and broadband was...

Modern British Murals

Robert Upstone | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Upstone

To coincide with the publication of an important new study of British Murals in the Twentieth Century, The Fine Art Society in London has staged a major exhibition of these important works.

Turner Prize Heading To Glasgow

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | Home

The Turner Prize is going north of the border for the first time after it was announced that it will be presented in Glasgow in two years' time. Th...

Summaiya Jillani: A New Voice in Pakistani Art

Ben Mirza | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

Summaiya, a Karachi based artist, has taken the world by storm. Her paintings are exciting visions of colour and surprise, with a foundation that lies in pure Pop Art eccentricity.

Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

Ben Mirza | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.

Sam Parker

Give Peace A Chance: Yoko Ono Exhibition Shows She Is Far From A Spent Force

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home

Maybe it's the cynicism that pervades so much post-modern art. Maybe it's the 'world out there' being defined by its fiscal gloom and the glaring ...