With galleries and museums finally opening up in post lockdown life, I secured my ticket for the Tate Modern's Warhol exhibition in a hot minute. Possibly one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, there are fewer names bigger in art history than Andy Warhol. This major exhibition explores Andy’s life and art … Continue reading Tate Modern Andy Warhol Exhibition
In today's 'Revisited' post, I am reminiscing on an amazing installation that came to the middle of Park Lane. Huge animal-shaped sculptures boldly stood outside the Dorchester Hotel in an explosion of bright colours and transformed the busy central London street into a miniature al-fresco art gallery. The large-scale sculptures; consisting of a French bulldog … Continue reading Revisited: Julien Marinetti at Park Lane
The second post of my 'Revisited' series focuses on the fascinating exhibition 'The American Dream, Pop To The Present' which was shown at the British Museum in 2017. If you missed this phenomenal exhibition, this is a great catch-up post to recapture it. Spring 2017 saw the arrival of one of the year’s biggest exhibitions … Continue reading Revisited: The American Dream, Pop To The Present
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
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
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?
When looking at a Renaissance and a modern day artwork; the differences in style, technique and subject matter could not be more diverse. Indiscernible subject matter and unconventional creation modes are more commonplace than traditional painterly styles with fine detail. How did the transgression from one extreme to the other come about? Throughout art history, … Continue reading What Is Modern Art?