Modern Art

Paris For Free - If You're Under 26

Nola Chesworth | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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 | 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) | 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 | 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 ...

The Sunflower Seeds Are Coming Back!

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds are getting a permanent home at the Tate. The gallery has snapped up around eight million of t...

Sam Parker

Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern (REVIEW) | Sam Parker | Posted 20.07.2012 | Home

To say that Yayoi Kusama captures people’s imaginations is an understatement. From her time as a performance art provocateur sticking dots on...

Damien Hirst: Spotted Across The Globe

Posted 15.02.2012 | Home

As The National Gallery toasts its triumph in gathering most of the world’s surviving da Vinci paintings in one place and Tate Liverpool announces i...

Gormley's Latest: An Empty Chair

Posted 14.02.2012 | Home

Anthony Gormley's latest artwork, an empty chair, has been unveiled at The British Library in London, reports the BBC. The artist best-known for Th...

Why Is the Turner Prize Still Causing Outrage?

Philippa Warr | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Philippa Warr

The winner of the 2011 Turner Prize will be announced on tonight live on Channel 4 but, at 27 years old, how is this annual art event still capable of causing outrage?

Tate Becomes Second Most Popular Arts Organisation In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Visitor numbers to Tate have increased to 7.4m, making it the most popular arts organisation in the world after the Louvre. The Paris-based galler...

Giant Pigeons to Enormous Bathers: Surreally Good Public Art?

Olivia Williams | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

All over Europe, quirky artworks are making passers-by stop to wonder whether or not they can believe their eyes. Are they worthwhile, or just pointle...

Artless at a Summer Exhibition

Kate Shrewsday | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Shrewsday

As we grow, do we simply forget how open life should be? What an incisive jewel truth is? Or does life become so complex that pretending is a bare essential for a grown up?