Category : Art

Da Vinci Painting Sells for $450m

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is now the most expensive painting ever after being sold for $450m at Christie’s last week. The painting, which depicts Jesus holding a glass orb in one hand and gesturing the sign of the cross in the other, is certainly a beautiful piece of art, … Read More

Retreat of the Invaders: Paris’ artistic loss

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Editor in Chief, Reece Parker, discusses why the theft of Paris’ most prominent street art is a loss for the city more than a gain for thieves.  The past month has seen numerous thefts of works by the street artist ‘Invader’, with Parisian streets being stripped of a large number … Read More

InTheMiddle with David Shearing

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Arts Editor, Rose Crees interviews David Shearing, an award winning Leeds-based artist and lecturer in the University of Leeds’ School of Performance and Cultural Industries. His immersive piece, Christmas With Us, is being revived this December as part of the #ChristmasInLeeds initiative. In December 2016 an unassuming, plywood box appeared … Read More

Are We Having a Period Revolution?

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You may remember a certain photograph of Rupi Kaur’s that was taken down initially by Instagram under terms of ‘violating community standards’. The photo was of Kaur herself, lying on a bed with a few, small splodges of blood on her clothes and bed sheets. She was fully clothed, posted … Read More

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

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In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

Immersive ‘Black Rock’ Shows What It Is To Be Human

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From the creator of ‘The Weather Café’, ‘Black Rock’ is another of David Shearing’s innovative and immersive performances with the aim of imitating the sensations of climbing. Arts Writer, Liberty Anstead, describes her experience with this deeply personal and transcendent piece of art. Not knowing what to expect, my friend … Read More

Wearing his heart on his sleeve – ‘Grayson Perry’s Dresses’ at the Walker

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‘Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry’s Dresses’ opened at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool on Saturday and features many of the dresses worn by the artist when dressing up as his female persona Claire. Perry describes himself as a transvestite and has been cross-dressing as ‘Claire’ since he was a … Read More

No Man’s Land: WW1 Through A Different Lens

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As the status of women becomes even more paramount, particularly within the creative industries, the present touring exhibition at Impressions Gallery in Bradford arrived at the appropriate time. No Man’s Land is a unique and rare glimpse into the First World War from the female perspective. The exhibition offers photographic … Read More

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: The Artists Painting the Obamas’ Official Portrait

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Obama’s choice for his and Michelle Obama’s official portraits are a break from tradition, as he opts for two artists whose styles explore an underrepresented part of American life. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery announced last Friday that Barack and Michelle Obama have chosen artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald … Read More

Street Art: Public Nuisance or Counter-Cultural Force?

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To a large proportion of the older generation, graffiti is nothing more than vandalism. However, much of the younger generation is waking up to the innate creativity involved in this art form,  Editor-in-Chief, Reece Parker, investigates where the line should be drawn as to the merit of such work. From … Read More