Tag: artists

Spotlight: Hogarth’s ‘Beer Street’

Spotlight: Hogarth’s ‘Beer Street’

William Hogarth’s life is a true rags-to riches story. Born into a poor middle class family, his father was an unsuccessful schoolmaster and spent time in prison for paid debts. Hogarth (1697-1764) however rose the ranks of London society, and after training as an engraver, […]

Spotlight: Churchill and The Importance Of Painting

Spotlight: Churchill and The Importance Of Painting

A recent documentary about Churchill’s love of painting by Andrew Marr was sympathetic, personal and extremely insightful. It tackled the sensitive issues of Churchill’s private life, and health issues including later-life strokes and painting, from which both Churchill and Marr suffered, as well as the […]

Spotlight: ‘Cheetah Launch Pad’ by Hamish Mackie

Spotlight: ‘Cheetah Launch Pad’ by Hamish Mackie

Kew Gardens – what a treat. It has all the standard wildlife spotting that one can expect in a british park these days – the odd moorhen, Canada goose, ducks and squirrels.¬†More than that, you will be confronted with some of the world’s most celebrated […]

Renegades In Art

Renegades In Art

We all love renegades, characters who buck the trend. They, with the benefit of hindsight, propel history forward and break down barriers, offering new ways of thinking, seeing and doing things. Enter two – very different – artists who in the late 19th and early […]

Discovery: Nuria Postigo

Discovery: Nuria Postigo

Last month, I was walking in downtown Seville and, after a little copa in the local tapas bar, meandered into L’Image, an art gallery in Central Seville. My eyes set upon Nuria Postigo‘s painting. Serene, colourful, peaceful and abstracted: I’d never seen or heard of […]

Tudor Art And Why It’s Significant

Tudor Art And Why It’s Significant

Today my friend’s daughter had to complete a school project on Tudor portraits. Music to my ears – nothing like a bit of Tudor espionage and beheading to get me interested. They’re my favourite royals and so I offered to help her out. But it […]