“How do you paint the female nude without it being sexualised? And how do you paint the figure in a fresh and exciting way?” Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 quarterfinalist Philip Tyler investigates these questions in his current body of work.
As part of LGBT History Month we’re celebrating the achievements of artist couple Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe, whose story was popularised by Tom Hooper's Oscar-nominated film, The Danish Girl (2015). Gerda and Lili were pioneers of gender performance, and together they challenged the boundaries of gender identity - in art as much as in life.
Tate Modern has opened its first blockbuster show of the year — ‘Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory’ — and it’s a joyful tapestry of colour. Henri Matisse once described his friend, and fellow French painter, as ‘the greatest of us all”. However, he has often been overlooked by art history. Bringing together 100 of his greatest works, Tate’s exhibition positions Bonnard as one of the 20th century’s most important artists.
Tracey Emin’s major upcoming solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love.
London Art Fair showcases the best of modern and contemporary artistic talent from around the globe and gives everyone an opportunity to explore, buy and enjoy art. This year’s fair focused strongly on prints, with new work by well-known artists like the Chapman Brothers and David Shrigley. We bring you 3 artists, their printing techniques and how they work.
We interviewed the artist who spends his days transforming music into paint on canvas.
Environmental groups around the globe are encouraging people to set 'green' New Year’s resolutions. The wellbeing of our planet is increasingly urgent, and 2018 saw an explosion of public engagement with sustainability after the release of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II - a phenomenon that has come to be known as the Blue Planet Effect.
Committing to ‘Dry January’ is all very well and good, but what if we said you could detox with art instead? Scholars have suggested that the act of visiting an art museum or gallery can be a ritualistic experience that can prompt catharsis, and even revelation.
Scandinavian artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing have collaborated on an art installation placed in front of Tate Modern consisting of 24 melting blocks of ice called ‘Ice Watch’.
The relationship between art and mental health can no longer be ignored. Learn more on the benefits of art therapy in mental health today.