Tag : art

Blogs | Norwegian Wood – Time Passes, Things Happen

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Thanks to my last blog, I am now in possession of 700g of marmite, which inevitably has given a whole new perspective on my life here. Whilst it may be getting colder, days are vastly improved by the condiment – spent too much money this week? Barter your way through … Read More

News | Tesco rips student's artwork

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An Art Design student has described how her work was ripped while on loan to Tesco. Third year student, Natalie Winwood, allowed the painting to be displayed at a Tesco Express on Boar Lane for their opening evening but when she returned to pick up the artwork she found it … Read More

Hidden Gems : Top 10 Summer Arts Festivals

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Bored of big-name festivals with less than impressive line-ups? Feed your creativity this summer with something a little out of the ordinary Shambala August 22-25 Located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, Shambala is an arts festival with a difference. Offering everything from a wide range of musical acts, … Read More

Leeds Must-See: Harewood House

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Anna Beketova explores one of Leeds’ top attractions and unearths some of its artistic delights, including the current ‘In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature’ exhibition Next weekend if you find yourself craving some more aesthetic stimulus than the graffiti strewn streets of Hyde Park, jump on the number 36 bus – 20 minutes … Read More

A Closer Look At… Abstract Expressionism

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Moving firmly away from the past, works of art that culminate to create the movement we call Abstract Expression focus primarily on the notions of the ‘new’ and the active role of the artist. With paintings on a canvas no longer consumed by a series of pictorial representations or narrative … Read More

Art | The Most Expensive Paintings of All Time

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Sotheby’s art auction last week cements the fact that even in our less-than-stable economic climate, the value of good art is on the rise every day- and people are certainly willing to pay good money for it. The auction in London brought in a staggering £74 million- Sotheby’s second-highest total … Read More

Interview | Village Books

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Village are a newly established independent art bookstore. Based in the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre, the shop also deals in creative magazines and zines, functioning as a small publishing house. Kelechi Anucha caught up with Ben Holmes, one half of the partnership behind the project. ‘I graduated from … Read More

Instagram and Lomography: The Reel Deal?

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Current fads see us reaching for our smartphones to capture the moment with a Lo-fi filter. Marysia Korzeniowska considers whether our passion for quick fixes is eroding the traditional art of photography. What camera do you shoot with? Instagram. The new fad is readily available for anyone who enjoys taking … Read More

Remodelling the Female Nude

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      Holly Holder explores Yossi Loloi’s new photography project ‘FullBeauty’. Is this radical shift in the depiction of the female nude positive or simply shocking? The female nude is one of the longest standing contentious issues in the History of Art. The depiction of beauty as virginal and … Read More

Art | Vandalism in Art

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In light of recent events in the art world, Hannah Woodhead explores instances where artworks have been subject to vandalism. Is there ever artistic merit in defacing a work of art, or is it a simple act of selfishness? It’s hard to walk down any street in Leeds without catching … Read More