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.

Top Art Style Files

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.

Must-Read Art Style Files

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.

An Insiders Perspective: 5 things from Frieze

Anthony Fawcett, art sponsorship and media consultant, columnist, critic and Rise Art insider talks to us about his week at Frieze, from Candy to EY and the fact that young collectors are most likely to be found at Frieze Masters than at the Frieze tent.

FRIEZE SPECIAL: How to Survive an Art Fair

Jean Wainwright is a London-based art historian and critic. Her areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography, with particular reference to Andy Warhol on whose life and works she is an internationally recognised expert. As a writer and academic she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to a number of catalogues and books as well as appearing on television and radio programmes. Jean gives us her top tips on how to survive an art fair.

5 Reasons You Should Go To This Year's Frieze

Although the crowds tend to be overwhelming, and the weather is usually less than satisfactory, this year's Frieze should be one to remember. With an all-new section, 'Live', focusing on performance art alongside the Frieze Masters fair, also in Regent's Park, it promises to be an exciting one.

The last 10 Turner Prize Winners

The Turner Prize is an annual award given to British-based visual artists under 50. In anticipation of the 2014 award, we look back on its last 10 winners.

10 Things We're Looking Forward to at London Design Festival

The London Design Festival was an event conceived to showcase the latest British and international design talent. Now in its 11th year, the show is bigger than ever and showing no signs of slowing down. Plucked mainly from LDF's twitter feed, here's our top 10 most anticipated moments of LDF 2014.

London Design Festival: Kristjana S Williams at The Map House

Held in London's oldest centre for cartography, The Map House, Kristjana S Williams will exhibit her imaginative takes on the map during London Design Festival. With locations ranging from London, to China and the World, Williams will also be showcasing her first three-dimensional works.

Horst-Inspired Art Works

Beautifully contrived and touching on surreal: whet your appetite for the upcoming V&A exhibition with these Horst-inspired shots.

10 Best Street Scenes

We pick our top 10 street scenes, from the everyday to the political and everything in-between.

Barron's features Rise Art Quiz

Avi Salzman, journalist at American financial news giant, 'Barron's' features our quiz in an article claiming, 'nearly all suggestions, including work by Damien Hirst, appealed to [him]'. We anointed him with the art personality 'Urbanite' and apparently it was correct. Have you taken the art quiz yet?

Rosie Emerson Beats World Record For World's Biggest Cyanotype

This week, Rosie Emerson created the world's largest cyanotype at 46.81 square metres as part of Hackney WickED Arts Festival.