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What is art? Musings #1

What is art? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot after a couple of years of gallery visits.  On a recent visit to Tate Britain I heard Tracey Chevalier, the novelist, differentiating between art and decoration, art and craft; and then I went to visit the Turner Prize contenders, all displaying their wares with videos and, again, I (and many others from their comments outside the gallery) wondered if it was art.  222 more words


Is Video Taking Over The Art World?!

It’s always fascinating to see what themes are currently trending in the modern art world. There was a time where most art works consisted of grand oil paintings of important political figures or characters from the Greek Myths. 727 more words

Being misgendered

-Are you finished with these, sir?
-I’m female.
-I apologise.

I am still irked by that. She could not see my face, I think. My waterproof jacket is fairly unisex but fastens the feminine way. 849 more words


The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich

This eight million worldwide bestseller is also the world’s bestselling art book: The Story of Art. We’ve covered E.H. Gombrich’s wonderful A Little History of the World… 985 more words


Review of The Turner Prize 2018

19th October 2018

The Turner Prize is an often controversial art award, that covers a large range of media and is displayed at Tate Britain, London. 1,058 more words

Trips And Reviews

Wolfgang Tillmans – Sex, Censorship and Synth-Pop

From Large-Scale Abstraction to Iconoclastic Campaigns

Turner Prize-winning photographic artist Wolfgang Tillmans has produced a tremendously diverse body of work throughout his career, and his work is not all that makes him fascinating. 508 more words


We've got ourselves a Grayson Perry!

The Victoria Art Gallery has secured grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Art Fund and Friends of the Victoria Art Gallery to buy the fascinating work… 502 more words