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The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

Veronese Exhibition at National Gallery a Glorious Success

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice, the National Gallery has brought together a vast and extraordinary collection of work from this Renaissance Master, one of the most influential artists of the 16th century.

The Art of Protest: Vandalism of Art Will Always Happen - And That's Ok

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Political protest through art vandalism casts a wider net than just a direct attack on original pieces of work... An instinctive reaction is to be outraged when we hear of works of art being attacked. Why? Art's great power is in its irreverence. Why should we therefore be reverent of it?

Ours: £100m Worth Of Rare Art

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A multimillion-pound collection of paintings built up over decades by art historian Sir Denis Mahon has been given to the nation. The 57 Italian Ba...

Lucian Freud Leaves 'Thank You' To Britain In His Will

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home

A 19th century masterpiece that hung in the home of the late artist Lucian Freud has been donated to the National Gallery by his family. Freud, who...

Alice E. Vincent

The Art Shows To Look Forward To In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 24.12.2012 | Home

After the Cultural Olympiad and several blockbuster shows, it's hard to imagine how the art world can top 2012. But judging by our top picks, there...

'Saved For The Nation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | Home

An important 17th century artwork by Nicolas Poussin has been saved for the nation as a result of a £3.9 million fundraising campaign. The oil pai...

Plea To Keep Picasso's 'Child With A Dove' In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | Home

The government has banned one Pablo Picasso's most famous and evocative paintings from leaving the country, giving British collectors and galleries a ...

London 2012 and Metamorphosis

Neil Simpson | Posted 22.09.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

London in 2012, the year of the Olympics, is as good a time as any to reflect on the changing nature of the city. The capital remains a mess of consta...

Contemporary Twists On The Old Masters

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 16.07.2012 | Home

Mona Lisa's smile, the shading of Caravaggio and Vermeer's stolen glances, frozen forever, are some of the art world's greatest treasures. Even if...

Naked 'Peep Show' With Live Models Set Up In National Gallery

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | Home

A classically-inspired peep show has been set up in the middle of the National Gallery. Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger took to Twitter ...

Freud Show Opening Till Midnight To Cope With Demand

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home

A record-breaking show of Lucian Freud paintings will open until midnight for three days to cope with unprecedented visitor numbers. The exhibition...

Artwork Of The Week - ‘Dido Building Carthage’ By J.M.W. Turner

ArtFinder | Posted 26.05.2012 | Home

Source: Artfinder The artwork that’s getting us talking this week is J.M.W. Turner’s Dido Building Carthage, painted by the British romanticist...

Diana and Callisto

Jeremy Hunt | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Jeremy Hunt

The announcement that Titian's Diana and Callisto has been acquired for the nation is a cause for huge celebration. Not just the fact that a masterpiece will not be going abroad - but also for what it shows about our cultural institutions. Many people thought I was wrong to make boosting philanthropy the mainstay of arts policy. But in difficult times I thought it was right to focus my energies on helping to stabilise the finances of the country's cultural fabric - which I passionately believe is one of our greatest assets.

£45 Million: The Cost Of Keeping Titian's Masterpiece In The UK

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Titian's masterpiece Diana and Callisto has been saved for the nation in a £45 million deal. The oil painting, one of a series of six created for ...

Art Shows 'More Popular Than Coldplay Or JLS'

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 21.02.2012 | Home

It’s still only February, but 2012 has already been dubbed the ‘year of the art blockbuster’ – and now ticket sales are beginning to match the...

New Strikes Hit National Gallery

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

Workers at the National Gallery will stage another strike today in a continuing row over jobs. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union ...

Strikes Hit Leonardo's Big Show

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 14.12.2012 | Home

Workers at London's National Gallery, home to the blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci art exhibition, will go on strike today in a row over jobs. As prev...

How Even the Best Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Ever Still Won't Please Everyone

Tom Hunter | Posted 15.12.2012 | Home
Tom Hunter

If anything the commercial success of an exhibition like Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, is evidence of the need for more, not less, funding investment for the Arts.