Picasso Part 3: Nude, Green Leaves And Bust

The final instalment of the Picasso series focuses on 'Nude, Green Leaves And Bust.' Picasso painted this piece in one day in March 1932 and it sold for a record £70 million in May 2010 at Christie's in New York. Inspired by a personal and obsessive love story 'Nude, Green Leaves And Bust' hints at … Continue reading Picasso Part 3: Nude, Green Leaves And Bust

Picasso Part Two: The Three Dancers

The second instalment of the Picasso series focuses on the mind bending piece 'The Three Dancers.' Painted in 1925, this artwork is on display at the Tate Modern gallery and was featured in their landmark 'Picasso 1932' exhibition. At first glance, the image and title don't seem to match in that it is not a … Continue reading Picasso Part Two: The Three Dancers

Picasso Part One: Les Demoiselles D’Avignon

For my next art series, I am going to focus on one of my favourite artists, Pablo Picasso. Over three blog posts, I will be looking at a different Picasso painting and explore the stories within and behind the artwork. The first piece is a true staple of art history; Les Demoiselles D'Avignon. Les Demoiselles … Continue reading Picasso Part One: Les Demoiselles D’Avignon

The Kiss In Art History Part 3: Roy Lichtenstein

The final part of 'The Kiss In Art History' series focuses on 'Kiss V' by Roy Lichtenstein painted in 1964. Lichtenstein's comic book style art shocked the world when it first emerged in the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. 'Kiss V' embodies all the hallmarks of Lichtenstein's iconic style; bold primary colours, heavy black … Continue reading The Kiss In Art History Part 3: Roy Lichtenstein

Tim Walker ‘Wonderful Things’ Exhibition

I love spending weekends visiting exhibitions. The last one that I visited was the Mary Quant show at the V&A. This past weekend, I returned to the V&A for a sumptuous exhibition, Tim Walker 'Wonderful Things,' This British fashion photographer is one of the world's most inventive photographers, and this exhibition is the most incredible … Continue reading Tim Walker ‘Wonderful Things’ Exhibition

This Kiss in Art History Part One: Gustav Klimt

The Kiss in Art History Series Part One: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt With Valentine's Day arriving tomorrow, love is everywhere I turn at the moment. With that in mind, it feels like the perfect time to indulge in the romance of art. Over the next three weeks, I will be publishing a series of … Continue reading This Kiss in Art History Part One: Gustav Klimt

Mary Quant Exhibition

One of the perks of not working on Mondays is that it frees time to go to places when there are fewer crowds. On my latest spare Monday afternoon, I managed to see the Mary Quant exhibition in its final weeks at the V&A. In a first ever retrospective of the British designer, the exhibition … Continue reading Mary Quant Exhibition

The Art Of Fashion

Designed to be looked at, experiencing different movements and trends, the worlds of art and fashion have forever been entwined. Just as artists have called upon classical stories and myths for subject matters in their paintings, many fashion designers have turned to artists for inspiration and have been influenced by contemporary art movements. The most … Continue reading The Art Of Fashion

What Is Pop Art?

Pop is probably one of the most well-known art movements in history; so well-known and widespread in fact that it permeates the arts to this day. The key players were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosequist and Tom Wessleman. Between them, they delivered some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. The term … Continue reading What Is Pop Art?

The Jan Van Eyck Mystery

Nestled in the Sainsbury Wing of London’s National Gallery is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings: Jan van Eyck’s the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’. It is an undisputed masterpiece of Northern Renaissance art. It was painted in 1434 and is probably the best known Netherlandish fifteenth century painting. With clues scattered throughout the composition, the ‘Arnolfini … Continue reading The Jan Van Eyck Mystery