Throughout his prolific career, Pablo Picasso made literally thousands of drawings. Some were sketches of ideas that would later evolve into paintings, others were complete in themselves and then there were those dedications - scribbles really - that were handed out to lucky recipients.
he National Gallery has scored a real winner with its summer show, Painters' Paintings, which explores great paintings from an unusual perspective - that of the artists who owned them. The collection on display is mightily impressive.
Scarves in general, however, I have a lot of time for. They are not just for winter, by the way. They are a statement in their own right, and can transform even the most middle-of-the road outfits into something superb.
This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.
Expressing the underlying tensions of human life - opulence versus asceticism, pleasure versus fear - in which the presence of the figure could be considered a mere accident. Rather than individual sentiments; the whole of society is packed in each work.
Picasso famously said, "I find. I do not look". He also said: "Look and you will never find." Many have remarked that these two messages from the mouth of a genius are obtuse and incomprehensible.
Art making can be seen as intimidating, but these sort of events uncovers the myth and just let you jump to what you love most. Making mistakes is just part of the learning process and the benefits of expressing ideas, and recording what it is around us, should be the main drive to join such a magical journey. So, what are you waiting for?
The Untitled Artists Fair took place in Chelsea in the Old Town Hall in Kings Road last May. An exciting selection of 170 artists under one roof respo...
"Fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living forms and social intercourse," said Coco Chanel. This season, lets embrace the trend but do it in a socially responsible way. And stop citing Rembrandt at the dinner table.
Now in its fourth year, Masterpiece London, in Chelsea, has cemented its position as the principal event at the heart of London's summer art season.
The Syrian uprising has torn Syrian artists and no less Dahoul. He is clearly tortured by events back home. Yet he does not wholly support the uprising either.
In response to the kid who defined a haiku in a haiku recently, I've translated a few stories from around The Huffington Post UK.