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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

Art | Farewell, Old Flo!

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After braving the elements in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the last fifteen years, the colossal Henry Moore sculpture ‘Draped Seated Woman’, although commonly known as ‘Old Flo’, is facing a controversial move. The sculpture has been reclaimed by its owner, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, who plans to … Read More

A Closer Look At… Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

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Most notable for his paintings of the ballet, horse races and women going about their daily routines, Edgar Degas has long been considered to be at the forefront of Impressionist painting. Born in Paris to a wealthy family, Degas studied at the École des Beaux-Arts where he learnt the fine technical … Read More

Leeds Lights Up

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Leeds Student went down to the city centre to explore the wealth of cultural activity going on for Leeds’ annual Light Night On Friday 5 October, for one night only, the city of Leeds was lit up and full of life and celebration (and not just because there were 80p … Read More

Interview | Kings of Cloth of Gold

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Actor Dominic Goodwin talks to LS2 Arts about codpieces, comedy and his role as Henry VIII in Tony Lidington’s new historical comedy drama ‘Kings of Cloth of Gold’ debuted last week at Royal Armouries. Tell us a bit about the play and your role in it. The tournament room at … Read More

A Closer Look at… Illustration

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It is sometimes necessary to defend illustration as a legitimate art form against the nay-sayers. Champions of conservative and traditional art forms occasionally need reminding of illustration’s established status as the universal language of the world. Before text we had images, even if those images were half formed scrawls across … Read More