We are delighted to announce that this October, we will be launching the second season of our online art and music workshop, produced in collaboration with Royal Museums Greenwich, the Sound and Vision Drawing Club.
Throughout history, artists have been commissioned and inspired to make portraits of people. Many of these artworks have indulged in – even created – reductive stereotypes of race, gender, sexuality and class. Today, however, many artists are reclaiming the portrait to uncover the true complexities of identity. Here are 10 contemporary artists who celebrate and promote diversity through portraiture.
Mychael Barrat is a storyteller. His narrative-led paintings and prints take the viewer on a journey into his unique and imaginative world that merges fact and fiction. Inspired by fairytales, literature and art history, Mychael’s work is versatile in style and subject, ranging from intricate cityscapes and maps to architecture and portraiture. With an eye for colour and detail, Mychael imparts charm and intrigue into his work.
After a Summer that threatened the very foundations of the physical art world, its fast return to business-as-usual both disturbs and comforts me.
Bruce McLean has nothing to prove. A cursory glance at his CV will tell you this; exhibitions with countless major European museums, work in even more important collections and a John Moores painting prize are all counted among his past achievements. When I spoke to him in his North London studio, where he strictly enforced the two-metre social distancing rule using a long stainless steel ruler, I could straight away tell that he knows this.
This guide provides an introduction to acrylic paintings and answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the medium.
Read our guide to watercolour painting and find out about one of the art world’s oldest mediums, used across the ancient world from East Asia to Europe.
Born to immigrant Jewish parents in San Francisco during the civil rights movement, Malayka Gormally’s upbringing has fed into an artistic interest in the “connection and conflict between people of disparate races, generations, and political beliefs.” Two of Malayka’s most recent series Immigrant Women and Present / Tense, examine protestors and the “raw and uncomfortable energy” of their expressed beliefs. Malayka wouldn’t define her portfolio as political per se; her work focusses on genui
Art Nouveau and Art Deco are two of the defining art movements of the 20th century, influencing all elements of visual culture, from fine art and design, to architecture and graphic arts. Although often confused, the two movements mark entirely different directions in the developments of modern art.
In last month’s Curator at Large article I wondered whether galleries would continue with a hybrid online/physical existence after the end of lockdown. This month, my question has been answered. Galleries across the world have reopened with their maiden post-covid shows, and most have opted to continue their heightened online presence.