Gah. This book just broke my heart. It's just so sadly unfair that this magnificent man was mentally ill in a time when there was no adequate provision. His situation somewhat exacerbated by misunderstanding and fear.
Van Gogh’s history has been retold so many times that
Last year, I very nearly didn’t enter the National Open Art Competition. It happened at a point where I had just suffered a slew of rejections and I couldn’t see much point in setting myself up for another disappointment. Luckily, I had already registered a
"Over the last ten years I have written and performed at length about social issues such as bullying, oppression and suicide. I've toured internationally which has brought me into contact with countless people, support groups and organizations. Ever the writer, my notebooks are bursting with
My vintage image hunt came up trumps recently with this purchase from a Kentish Town charity shop.
[caption id="attachment_5715" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The Art Decorator - The Electrotype Company London[/caption]
The Art Decorator is a volume of 'designs in colour' for 'Art workers'.
It's a rather splendid portfolio of
This interview was originally published in Sky Magazine, May 1990.
In Chicago's Grant Park, across the road from the city's cultural centre, Keith Haring and some 300 high school kids are busy working on a 520-foot-long mural on whitewashed plywood. Haring encourages and coaches the kids
Currently showing at the V & A Museum, You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 charts a relatively short but intensely powerful period of modern cultural history. Made more pertinent in the current political climate, it is an enlightening and, at times, emotional
Over Christmas, I was browsing in Barnes and Noble, when I noticed their huge array of art magazines. This is something we're not used to in the UK. We have a couple of art monthlies and a handful of high-end quarterlies but we don't have
If you like your paintings offbeat, this is the exhibition for you.
Ensor's family had a curiosity shop stocked with masks, costumes and oddities. A childhood spent amongst such treasures has left an indelible mark. A macabre sense of play and fun is at work
Remember this amazing piece of ceramic octopus art I procured recently???
I got it through a lottery run by Art on a Postcard.
Art on a Postcard is a project which raises money for Hepatitis C. Well-established and emerging artists donate postcard-sized artworks which are then put