Out Of The Dark

Pennsylvania-born artist Patrick Guyton depicts scenes reminiscent of Far Eastern art. Guyton’s work draws influence from the leafing practice of the fourteenth century Japanese Kamakura period where gold leaf, rather than paint, was… Continue reading

All About Audrey

The hottest exhibition of summer has arrived, Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at the National Portrait Gallery. This landmark gallery is playing host to a once-in-a-lifetime retrospective of one of the most… Continue reading

Diamonds Are Forever

In 2007 British artist Damien Hirst shocked the art world with ‘For The Love Of God,‘ a human skull cast in platinum and encrusted with diamonds. The title of the piece, whilst alluding… Continue reading

Wonderland at Mead Carney Gallery

We all have our favourite artists and photographers whose work we adore and revisit their creations time and time again in books and online catalogues; but it’s quite another to get the chance to… Continue reading

Fallen Angels

For hundreds of years religion was the dominant theme in art. Dating back to the Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance movements, paintings of devotion were hegemonic and reflected the piety of the time and… Continue reading

Savage Beauty

“I’m a romantic schizophrenic” – Alexander McQueen I first heard that a retrospective dedicated to Alexander McQueen at the V&A last year and instantly purchased my ticket online.  After an enduring seven month wait, the… Continue reading

All That Glitters

She famously sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” so it seems only appropriate that Marilyn Monroe has been immortalised in a series of diamond dust artwork. In collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox, contemporary… Continue reading

The Kiss Of Death

The Kiss; the infamous sculpture by Auguste Rodin between 1901-4 immediately conjures up romantic and passionate sentiments of an intense love shared by a man and woman; one moment of which is captured… Continue reading

A Controversial Goddess

Painted by the Spanish painter Velázquez between 1647-51 is one of the most recognisable paintings in art history, The Toilet of Venus. More commonly known as The Rokeby Venus after it was housed… Continue reading

A Golden Kiss

Housed in the museum at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna is the essence of love, passion and beauty contained in one iconic image, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). The Art Nouveau painting… Continue reading