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'You Are So Ugly... '

Robin Lee | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robin Lee

About 12 months ago I became mildly fixated with people's use of the word 'ugly'. I began hearing it far too much, used not when describing buildings or cars, but other people. To me, if you describe anyone as ugly, you are the ugly one, cos you're ugly in your soul...

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...

Bob Dylan's 'New Orleans Series' Goes On Display

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

"There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better," wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles. "Ne...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 8

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 09.03.2013 | Home
Thomas Woodham Smith

I cannot stop. Over Christmas I made a few purchases in Norfolk and they arrived in London brought by the legendary JJ. He has been driving his van from Norwich to London for around 30 years, maybe longer.

'2012 Under the Hammer' Musings

Freya Simms | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home
Freya Simms

2012 might have had many people tightening their purse strings and worrying about the financial markets, but in reality there were few financial disas...

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...

Famous Painting Could Earn School Up To £150k

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school could earn up to £150,000 from the sale of a painting which has hung in its hall for the past 86 years. Captain of the Eleven by ...

Wild at Heart for the National Gallery: Art-Inspired Flower Bouquets for Mother's Day

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Every mum deserves gorgeous flowers on Mother's Day, but if you're looking for something really special and a bit more interesting than the usual Interflora or M&S options, check out The National Gallery.

Discovered: The Oldest Piece Of Art In The World

Posted 09.02.2012 | Home

Up until 2012, the art history books would tell you that the oldest known paintings were drawn on cave walls by our ancestors 32,000 years ago. Tha...

The World Changing Artist: Working With Brian Eno

Rick Holland | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rick Holland

Brian remains curious and unsatisfied every single day and firmly believes, as I do, that what artists explore can change the world, and not in any Hollywood sense, but as a slow ongoing feedback between culture and society where possibilities are imagined.