Tag : art

Illustrator Carol Rossetti’s drawings of women could be a wonderful way of protesting gender prejudice on a global scale.

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At a time of #MeToo, women’s marches and period poverty, women around the world still very much face barriers because of their gender. It only takes a quick scroll through the news headlines to recognise that such prejudices are still roaring; from the reports on pay inequality to stories making … Read More

Sonia Boyce’s Explorations of Identity, Britishness and Race

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Until July 22nd 2018, Manchester Art Gallery presents the long overdue and first retrospective exhibition of the Black British artist Sonia Boyce and indeed through its thoughtful curation, it is worth the much-anticipated wait. From the early art of Boyce, to work commissioned solely for the exhibition, the curation of … Read More

Frida Kahlo Fans United and Divided Over V&A’s Upcoming Exhibition

6 months ago / 0 comments

From the 6th June to the 4th November 2018 there will be an exhibition of some of Frida Kahlo’s personal artefacts and clothing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. After Kahlo’s death, her husband, Diego Rivera, locked many of her possessions in a bathroom at their home in … Read More

Frida Kahlo Is Not A Barbie

6 months ago / 0 comments

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mattel, the manufacturers of Barbie, released a series of collectables to celebrate the inspirational women Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson in the form of Barbie dolls. Although it is a step in the right direction for such a large company to appreciate and … Read More

Lost and Found: “The African Mona Lisa”

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The 1974 painting of a Nigerian Princess resurfaced at the start of February and was sold at Bonham’s auction house in early March for £1.2m, £900,000 more than had been estimated.   The painting, of Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as ‘Tutu’, is one of three versions that were all lost … Read More

Tania Bruguera: Confronting, Not Conforming

7 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the art world’s reputation as fearless provocateur, the threat of censorship always looms. MoMA’s decision to buy and display Tania Bruguera’s once banned, politically charged performance is a testimony to the awareness that art is an agent for confronting and not conforming.  It has been almost two decades since … Read More

Banksy And His Latest Canvas

7 months ago / 0 comments

During the last few weeks, an exciting buzz has been generated on social media regarding Banksy’s latest work on the unused Scott Street bridge in Hull’s city centre. The newest confirmed piece – verified by the elusive street artist via his Instagram account –  depicts a boy with his mouth … Read More

Art removal in sign of protest at the Manchester Art Gallery

7 months ago / 0 comments

When the curator of the contemporary art section at the Manchester Art Gallery, Clare Gannaway, decided to pull out from displaying a painting from Pre-Raphaelite painter J.W. Waterhouse, the initiative was said to be about encouraging conversation and starting up a discussion about female body’s representation during the Victorian age. … Read More

King and Collector: Resplendent Traitor

7 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Stephanie Bennett, reviews the exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. At the Royal Academy, London, there is currently an exhibit showcasing the art collection of King Charles I. For the first time in over four centuries, his assortment of masterpieces are on display for the public. Executed in … Read More

Saelia Aparicio – ‘Your consequences have actions’

8 months ago / 0 comments

Saelia Aparicio’s latest work was commissioned especially for the Tetley and she took full advantage of the quirky layout of the gallery, to maximise the space. The whole exhibition revolves around ideas of how pollution is affecting the human body. For example Aparicio’s huge drawing on the wall of the … Read More