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

Photographer of Style

On the first weekend of September I attended the opening day of the latest exhibition to be hosted by the V&A; Horst Photographer of Style, dedicated to the remarkable works of one of the greatest… Continue reading

The Story of Colour

It’s easy to take the availability and accessibility of coloured paints for granted. When we run out of cobalt or chartreuse paint, we simply pay a visit to our favourite art shop and… Continue reading

Pioneering Cubism

The painting Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a Mantelpiece was produced by Georges Braque during the early stages of Cubism. Certain elements of the piece can be identified as abstract as it… Continue reading

Pop Art Park Lane

As I was strolling through central London at the weekend, iced tea in hand, I passed by an amazing installation right in the middle of Park Lane. Huge animal-shaped sculptures boldly stood outside… Continue reading

Love in the Victoria & Albert Air

Love has struck at the V&A with an exhibition that combines fashion, design and art blended with Romanticism – Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 Spread out over two levels the exhibition charters the story of… Continue reading

Fans Galore

Advertising has been in existence for thousands of years, from the papyrus scrolls of Ancient Egypt to painted wall signs on the ruins of Pompeii – the late nineteenth and early twentieth century… Continue reading