Destruction is an inevitable part of the creative process. Creative ideas are constantly shifting and evolving. Sometimes they become prints, paintings and sculptures or they can be lost and abandoned. Sometimes creative ideas return from the dead!
‘CHANGE YOUR LIFE’ by the graffiti artist ‘Indiano’ (Grosse, Jürgen). Visit the Imperial War Museum for more info.
Being an artist is tricky business. Artists have to position themselves and what they do in society and navigate the stereotyped image of the deranged genius and idle vagabond.
‘Measures of Distance’ is an artwork about exile and displacement. The work is a video piece which presents still images of the artists mother overlaid with text and audio in both English and Arabic.
society is like…
A splatter of blue ink drips across a shimmering silver surface. From the back the gallery it looks like a painterly abstraction…
This is the big kahuna of Britart. It is a big weighty symbol of the cultural impact made by the YBA’s (Young British Artists) in the 1990’s.
The work is part of a series of ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ installations which have been made over the course of Yayoi’s career. They are ground-breaking, immersive installations which create the illusion of vast, endless space through kaleidoscopic environments.
The marks have been drawn or painted in ink and acrylic paint on canvas. There is no central point to the painting, but we can make out various architectural forms between the torrents of marks.
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‘My Bed’ is an iconic work of art. It is an artwork which splits opinions and provokes strong reactions.
this project INJECTS SOME HIP-HOP and pop culture into the art game.
‘A Subtlety’, also known as the ‘Marvellous Sugar Baby’, is a monumental sculpture of a sphinx-like woman by artist Kara Walker.
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Music is a great inspiration. I listen to it while I work, think and rest. It uplifts my mood and helps to get those creative juices going.
The Kitchen Sink Painters were a group of British artists who made artwork depicting scenes of everyday life.
‘Straight’ by artist Ai Weiwei is not straight forward. It is a monumental floor-based sculpture made up of 90 tons of carefully arranged steel rods.
Museums are great places to learn about the history of art. You can learn about painting, photography, sculpture and Molotov cocktail bomb making!
Starting from the first picture in the top left-hand side and continuing from left to right across the rows you can see how the picture developed. The first step was to use charcoal to fill the paper with a variety of marks and gestures.
Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ is a game changer. It represents the moment when what seemed like a hoax turned out to be the original conceptual art masterpiece.
Contemporary hip-hop like contemporary fine art is made up of a variety of sub-genres and styles. Themes from the old school era and golden age of hip-hop are still influential in contemporary hip-hop culture.
During the mid-1980’s hip-hop entered a golden age of expression and the culture flourished and became part of the mainstream. With this success came a new sensibility, attitude and visual identity.
Hip-Hop and Fine Art have not always been considered as close artistic allies, but they have both become dominant forces in popular culture. Both genres have created their own traditions…
Superflat is a contemporary art movement which was created by artist Takashi Murakami in 2001.
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