See London through the eyes of Icelandic artist Kristjana S Williams, whose London Hringlaga Trilogy paints a portrait of three distinct areas of the city. Williams juxtaposes the urban landscape with images of lush tropical flowers and brightly coloured animals, offering a unique take on the city. Her illustrations incorporate surreal elements and are an exciting addition to any art collection.
The capital of the United Kingdom is recognised across the world as a centre for arts and culture, and as such London has often figured in artworks throughout the ages. London art offers the chance to peer at the big smoke through the lens of different styles and time periods, providing unique perspectives on the city.
Some of the most famous examples of London art date back to the late 19th and early 20th century. It was during this period that Impressionism was gaining traction in the art world, and so many of these works adopt this style. Claude Monet’s Houses of Parliament is a beautiful example of this, where the shifting light and reflections in the water are expertly captured through a use of thin yet visible brushstrokes and a pastel colour palette.