Category : Art

Frida Kahlo: A Lifetime of Pain Painted into an Everlasting Revolution

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Trigger Warning: Graphic description of personal injury  Frida Kahlo is known today as one of the twentieth century’s most influential painters. The transcendence of her art is a testament to its cultural significance and relevance in contemporary society. Kahlo’s immortalisation has moulded her into a public persona that’s often idolised … Read More

Masculinity, Femininity and Vulnerability: Ezra Miller’s Playboy Shoot

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Wearing high heels and lip gloss, Ezra Miller’s presence as a successful queer actor in a Playboy photo shoot, the interview conducted by Ryan Gajewski, has become a widely discussed aspect of the gender performance conversation. Some are contesting it, some are obsessing over it, but regardless of the stance, … Read More

12 Days of Gifts for the Fine Art Lover

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ART GALLERY MEMBERSHIP The ability to visit an art gallery as much as they want within one year. This will ensure that they can see all the works of art on display. A lot of the time the membership also includes a guest pass – who knows, they might even … Read More

The Arts and Climate Change

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The issue of climate change is becoming increasingly pertinent; a crisis that is only worsening and demands immediate action. Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2018 was ‘single-use’, powerfully highlighting how environmental problems are becoming an integral part of our daily lexicon, with increasing discussion on finding solutions to … Read More

Still Life: Things Devouring Time Exhibition at The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

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Four artists have recently finished installing their works at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery in the University’s Parkinson building. A free exhibition, it is a transformed space that emphasises the sheer implication of society’s current modes of unsustainability and buoys its message to the fore through intricate, striking imagery … Read More

David Hockney Becomes Most Valuable Living Artist in the World

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Described as “one of the greatest masterpieces of the modern era”, David Hockney’s Portrait of An Artist (Pool with Two Figures) has become the most valuable work of art by a living artist sold at auction. The painting fetched a monumental $90m (£70m) at auction in Christie’s, New York, on … Read More

Art And Communism

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Communism is the economic and political belief that all property is owned by the community. In reality, this mutates into the notion that everything is therefore owned by the state. Its opposite ideology is known as Capitalism, the system in which factors such as trade and industry are controlled by … Read More

From Roots to Wings: Sharon Watson Discusses Her Path to Success and Dance’s Ability to Respond to Art

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While dance and visual arts tend to exist under the same ‘arts’ category, it is not very common to consider the dance that you see on stage to have much in common with a stationary installation of a stretched pair of tights in a gallery. For starters, one is static … Read More

Review: The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018

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There is a distant droning of a mechanical organ drifts throughout the galleries at the Hepworth Wakefield as the thirty-seven crystal glass flutes of Cerith Wyn Evans’ work recycles the breath of the viewer into deep sounds. But like the air that flows through the two-part sculpture, the work feels … Read More

Capitalising on Justice: New Exhibition Shows an Impassioned Cry for Help from American Prisoners

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An exhibition entitled Capitalising on Justice has opened at the Urban Justice Center’s exhibition space in Manhattan. Exploring the commodification of incarcerated peoples’ labour, it features artwork made by prisoners for the outside world with a clear cry for help.  The U.J.C aims to operate “independently with a common goal … Read More