Author: Thea Augustidis

The UN predicts that we have only 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, which would require serious involvement from people, politicians and businesses. We had a look at eight artists and photographers using their platform to highlight these issues and encourage this social change. 1. Olafur Eliasson Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson firmly believes that artists and other drivers of the cultural…

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The Works of José Clemente Orozco

Posted by Published on December 12, 2019

José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) was a Social Realist painter who helped revive the Mexican Muralism movement in the 1920s. His work often depicted human suffering, and his murals are known for being complex, tragic and political. We had a look at some of his life’s work from his well-known murals to his lesser-known oil paintings and lithographs. Murals After the overthrow of President Díaz in…

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Remembering Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Posted by Published on November 11, 2019

The 29th June 2020 marks eighty years since the death of Paul Klee, one of the most important artists and innovators of the 20th century. His in-depth study of colour has been highly influential and his methods in abstraction can be seen in the likes of both Rothko and Miró. During his time teaching at the Bauhaus school alongside Kandinsky, he was known as the…

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The Colour Blue in Art

Posted by Published on November 6, 2019

“A certain blue penetrates your soul” -Henri Matisse Blue has been named the world’s favourite colour after topping polls in countries across the world. Associated with clear skies and vast seas, the colour is often seen as calm, serene and even spiritual. It can be bright and intense or icy and cold, and symbolises sadness in a way that no other colour quite matches. Indeed,…

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Top Art Exhibitions: November 2019

Posted by Published on October 28, 2019

We’ve gathered exhibitions from around the world this November, and they’re every bit as varied as usual. We live in a rapidly changing art world and social climate, and it would appear that artworks challenging the status quo are the order of the day. From 15th century Rome to 21st century America, it’s fascinating to see artists both then and now working to this end….

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Paul Huxley at the RA this Autumn

Posted by Published on October 23, 2019

We are happy to announce that Paul Huxley’s limited edition print will be on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy from 11th September until the end of December. Commissioned by Bridgeman Editions, 10% of profits from the print will be donated to the RA Schools, where Huxley was both a student and teacher. Huxley started out at Harrow School of Art before…

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Challenging Gender – in Pictures

Posted by Published on October 21, 2019

Gender has been a popular topic in the art world recently, with many contemporary artists challenging the the socially constructed binary between feminine and masculine. This isn’t something totally new however. We had a look in the archives for people and artists that have challenged the gender binary in the last 100 years, in doing so paving the way for contemporary artists today. This collection…

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Five Trends for 2020

Posted by Published on September 18, 2019

Visual and cultural trends are important to keep an eye on as a creative project or brand can be improved or made more appealing by incorporating elements of current trends into its design. At the beginning of 2019, we decided on nine beautiful and eye-catching trends, which you can find here. Now that 2020 is in full swing, we’ve decided on five more, and we…

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Celebrating 150 Years Since Gandhi’s Birth

Posted by Published on September 13, 2019

On October 2nd, we’ll be celebrating 150 years since Mohandas Gandhi’s birth. The Indian lawyer, politician, and social activist was the leader of anti-colonial resistance against the British rule, and is largely considered the father (or “Bapu”) of the Indian nation. We had a look at photographs from some of the most pivotal points in his life. Gandhi arrived in South Africa in 1893 for his…

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Remembering Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923-2019)

Posted by Published on September 5, 2019

Graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Caracas, Carlos Cruz-Diez started out as a social realist painter drawing attention to the political conditions of the working class. His paintings sold well, but he found them too conventional in method and questioned their ability to bring about real social change. In his own words, ‘telling somebody they are poor doesn’t mean you are solving their…

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