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Nordic Painting: Re-establishing the Importance of Nordic Art

Nordic Painting: Re-establishing the Importance of Nordic Art

Two female art historians have made it their mission to help raise the profile of Nordic art to its rightful place alongside the long-lauded paintings and sculpture coming from France, Italy, Spain and Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries. Katherina Alsen, a visiting research fellow at Copenhagen University, and Annika Landman, a visiting research...
Drawing Blood: Graham Humphreys' macabre posters find new life

Drawing Blood: Graham Humphreys’ macabre posters find new life

Graham Humphreys draws blood. Lots of it. With poster designs for horror classics The Evil Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street, along with countless B-movie gore fests, he’s made his name for himself as an illustrator of viscera. Surveying the current exhibition of his work at Proud Galleries in Camden, blood-drenched seems to be...
Chatsworth's – Art Out Loud Festival 2015

Chatsworth’s – Art Out Loud Festival 2015

Also known as ‘The Palace of the Peaks’, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is undoubtedly one of the country’s best-known and best-loved country houses. For many Londoners, however, making the trek to the Peak District can seem a bit much. A new event in Chatsworth’s programming this year...
Spin at Magma: A 360° Living Portrait Of A Design Studio

Spin at Magma: A 360° Living Portrait Of A Design Studio

The art bookshop magma is something of an institution – a bastion of print in the digital age; it has always pushed to preserve the physical, even if combined with digital technologies. Founded in Seven Dials in 2000 by two friends who met while working in the failing bookstores of the art-literature microcosm of Charing...
Mondrian London launches Literary Salons

Mondrian London launches Literary Salons

Listen up literati: there’s a reason to tear your eyes from the page and it’s very swish indeed. On the 20th April 2015, Mondrian London launches Literary Salons, where London’s finest will be re-kindling their love for a good read at an event that’s geared to deliver the ultimate culture fix. This will be the...
Abandoned Planet Adventures in Urban Decay

Abandoned Planet Adventures in Urban Decay

  Abandoned Planet Adventures in Urban Decay is the life’s work of intrepid urban explorer Andre Govia who’s love of trespassing on and exploring the secrets within abandoned buildings, blossomed into the pictorial adventure we are privy to in this book.   The written content is minimal with a brief half page introduction and little...
The Art Of Pin-Up - Book review

The Art Of Pin-Up – Book review

  The duality of the artist rendered pin-up makes it hard for the medium to rise to the realm of fine art, yet it is too distractingly poetic in form and too glamorous to label soft core porn or mar with words like ‘smutty’ and ‘dirty’. Yet the 50’s pin-up has made a name for...



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