Cars In Art

Cars In Art

The first ‘proper’ artist to portray a car in his work was probably Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who did a lithograph of his cousin Dr Gabriel Tapié de Celeyran gripping the tiller of an unidentified automobile in 1896 in a bearskin coat, goggles, chauffeur’s cap, leather face-mask and gauntlets, speeding past...

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Synaesthesia, Art and Nostalgic Music

Synaesthesia, Art and Nostalgic Music

Aprogramme combining music inspired by nostalgia, with a synaesthesiac artist simultaneously transcribing the emotion of the music into a visual art form, was performed at the Cadogan Hall last month. This groundbreaking concert was streamlined round the world. The Concert, with the London Chamber Orchestra and the artist Jack Coulter,...

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A history of hyperrealism

A history of hyperrealism

Whilst art has always been something of a battlefield of competing ideologies, the 21st century art world has been notably in the thrall of an increasingly abstract and conceptual drift. Regardless of the inherent artistic value of the kind of conceptual works that have haiku sized titles and require a...

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Monet & Architecture

Monet & Architecture

National Gallery Until 29 July 2018 Admission £20 (weekdays), £22 (weekends) nationalgallery.org.uk Try and categorise Monet by subject, and one might come up with gardens, certainly at Givenchy later in life, landscapes and seascapes, and maybe the odd haystack. Some years ago, the National Gallery must have been casting around...

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All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

I emerged from Tate’s ‘landmark exhibition’, thinking ‘what was that all about?’ They informed us that it ‘celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint.’ Is that not what artists tend to do anyway, other than abstract expressionists? There are certainly some fine examples of British...

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King’s Ely Sixth Form student wins reputable photography competition

King’s Ely Sixth Form student wins reputable photography competition

TALENTED King’s Ely student Orla Simpson has been announced as the winner of a prestigious photography competition. Orla, 17, a student at King’s Ely Sixth Form, has won the UKIlford Photo 2017/18 Student Competition, Lyrically Speaking, with her striking image based on the lyric ‘Let’s talk about freedom, everyone prays...

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H&F Council delivers new ‘Beacon’ art installation

H&F Council delivers new ‘Beacon’ art installation

The Hammersmith & Fulham Council have recently presented their second installation of public art in the town hall. Working in partnership with the Hammersmith Business Improvement District, the new piece, ‘Beacon’, is on display in the atrium of the town hall extension. Created by artist Nicolas K Feldmeyer, Beacon is...

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Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

German writer, Norman Ohler, speaks about his discovery of the role of drugs in Nazi Germany.   Ohler is the author of Blitzed, a worldwide best-seller that explores the largely unknown but widespread drug use in the Third Reich.     Ohler grew up in Berlin in the 90s, the...

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Tribal Art London – VIDEO

Tribal Art London – VIDEO

  On Wednesday 6th September, Mall Galleries, opens the 10th annual show of Tribal Art London. Exhibitors will be offering a variety of tribal art from across the globe, from traditional sculpture, clothing and tattooing. This is the only tribal art fair of its kind in the UK. The show...

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk

It has not passed many commentators by that the Dunkirk spirit is alive and well after the EU referendum voted we leave Europe: Britain standing alone against Europe and the world; the nation united against the common enemy; defeated and ridiculed, isolated and independent. Christopher Nolan has taken the raw...

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