Art Style Files

Explore a variety of Art Style Files that demystify artists, mediums, movements and more. Our Art Style Files comment on and elucidate ancient artistic tradition and emerging trends in the visual arts. Discover the story behind unique styles and the inspiration behind artists whose works are on offer in our online store.

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Dig into pieces on popular styles of art with quirky interviews featuring guest curators and insiders. For example, take a glance at The Art of Living - And Coffee and experience what happens when coffee and creativity collide. You can also read about what happens when vintage style and contemporary art come together. We met with the founder of Vinterior, a curated online marketplace for quality pre-owned vintage furniture, to investigate how to master the art of fusing the old with the new.

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Among our must-read Art Style Files, get to know one of Copenhagen’s most prestigious collectors in our piece on the man himself, Peter Ibsen, his sophisticated Scandinavian taste and impressive personal art collection. Looking to curate a collection of your own? You may be interested in our interior design blog posts exploring the hottest seasonal trends.

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Ways of Seeing: Exhibitions to visit in December

“It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world.” Art critic and theorist John Berger wrote about the primacy of seeing in our appreciation of art. But what happens when we see things in untrue or unproductive ways?

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Telling Tales: Exhibitions to see in November

Art is neither responsible for the reporting of facts or the creation of fiction. In the gallery space, artists and curators are free to reflect realities or manufacture fantasies as they wish. Whether true, false or somewhere in between, many of the most compelling exhibitions are those that tell stories.

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Best London exhibitions to see in March

Our curator has been scouring every corner of London to find the best up-and-coming artistic talent. Phin's recommendations take us to, Gasworks Gallery in Oval, Project Native Informant in Bethnal Green and Josh Lilley Gallery and Fold Gallery in Fitzrovia.

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Art as therapy? 5 of the best art classes in London

Did you know that art can improve your well-being? Throughout history, artists have used art as a therapeutic outlet for their mental health issues. Today, GPs are prescribing art classes as a means of overcoming anxiety and depression. Whether you want to be more creative, find a new hobby, or make space for mindfulness, an art class could be the answer. Here are 5 of the best art classes in London.

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Hottest Interior Trend for 2019

The design trend we’re most excited about this season is ‘biophilia’, the affinity of human beings with the natural world and living things. Discover 5 artists whose work will breathe new life into your interior this Spring.

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The Collector Behind Copenhagen Contemporary

Copenhagen-based collector Peter Ibsen has a thing for abstract contemporary pieces, particularly monochrome and minimalist works. Peter has collected contemporary art for more than 20 years and runs Copenhagen Contemporary, a blog that supports emerging international artists. We catch up with Peter to find out more about his sophisticated Scandinavian taste and what he looks for in up and coming talent.

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Katie Woods on Reinventing the Peach Palace and Collecting Art

We interview interior design enthusiast and successful blogger Katie Woods about the importance art has played in her renovation of the 'Peach Palace'. She also picks her favourite pieces on Rise Art.

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When Vintage Style Meets Contemporary Art, with the Founder of Vinterior

For Vinterior Founder and CEO Sandrine Zhang Ferron, it’s all about vintage. Sandrine’s sense of style isn’t just limited to her choice in furniture, and like her taste for interiors, Sandrine’s taste in art is eclectic. Find out what kind of works she collects and discover her top pieces on Rise Art.

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5 Art-tastic Hotels Around the Globe

Around the world, hotels are opting for original, eye-catching and mood-enhancing art that will inspire their guests. Here are 5 hotels around the globe that have some breathtaking art.

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The Power Pair of Interior Design

The founders of interior design and decoration practice Salvesen Graham are an art loving duo. For Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, art is a key player in their interiors projects. Plus they're active enthusiasts and collectors themselves. We find out more about the Salvesen Graham founders and their passion for art.