13 February 2017

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Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in art.

7 February 2017

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Hull UK City of Culture Off To A Strong Start

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture is already off to a strong start, with January seeing the reopening of the Ferens Art Gallery and the launch of the new Humber Street Gallery with its first exhibition: COUM Transmissions. Since winning the title in 2013, the city has enjoyed a £1 billion boost in investment and unprecedented visitor numbers.

6 February 2017

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David Hockney Unveils His First British Retrospective Exhibition At Tate Britain

David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.

4 February 2017

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George Boorujy An Artist Highlighting And Protecting Our Precious Natural World

Artist George Boorujy feels particularly pumped to take on the environmental cause, especially since ‘Day One’ the Environmental Protection Agency has been quieted with regard to global warming. Boorujy, an artist devoted to highlighting and protecting our precious natural world says, “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue! Democrats, as well as Republicans, need to breathe.

2 February 2017

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American Abstract Expressionism Triumphs At The Guggenheim Bilbao

It is rare that I feel an exhibition is important enough to review twice on Artlyst but in the case of the Abstract Expressionist exhibition that was unveiled at the Royal Academy, earlier this year.

1 February 2017

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Knoedler Fraud Sentencing Sends Out Mixed Messages To Our Unregulated Industry

The Knoedler & Co. gallery fraud case which involved selling $80m/£63m in fake Abstract Expressionist artworks to unknowing collectors seems to be edging to a lenient closure for the corrupt dealer Glafira Rosales.

29 January 2017

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Matthias Waschek Worcester Art Museum Director A Creative Force For Good

I was introduced to Matthias Waschek through a friend. He is Director of the Worcester Art Museum.

15 January 2017

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The Christian Science Connection Within The British Modern Art Movement

Christian Science does not explain the work of Nash and Nicolson just as surely as their work does not illustrate Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

13 January 2017

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Maria Balshaw: What’s A Great Contemporary Art Museum Without A Living Shaman

When Maria Balshaw takes over from Sir Nicolas Serota at Tate (not yet officially confirmed as I write this, but a racing certainty), she takes over an empire that seems to be in excellent health.

6 January 2017

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Artlyst Competition: Win A Pair Of Preview Evening Tickets To The London Art Fair

Artlyst is once again media partners with the London Art Fair 2017. Competition: Answer The Following questions and email to info@ artlyst.com subject as, Artlyst LAF Competition.

All answers can be easily found on Artlyst.

3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360 degree tour of the show.

31 December 2016

Exhibition Curious The Essential Artlyst 2017 Preview

London in 2017 will play host to a number of truly exciting exhibitions. Here is a sample of what will be on offer.

30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. So this week Artlyst celebrates the Top 10 black paintings.

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Dada Artists

2016 saw the 100 year anniversary of the first Dada performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. So in reverence to this important moment in 20th century Art History, Artlyst brings you the Top 10 Dadaist Artists.

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – International Black Artists

Here is the Artlyst for the top 10 international black artists working today, the first of many celebrating diversity in the visual arts!

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Feminist Artists

The feminist art movement emerged in the 1960s with women artists taking an interest in how they differed from their male counterparts. Artlyst has put together its top 10 feminist artists.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here is the Artlyst top ten most controversial works of Appropriation Art, and some of the court cases that followed.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – White Artworks

As Winter is upon us and the nights are already closing in, what can be more appropriate than works of art in monochromatic white.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Peace Artworks

The horrific events in Paris over the weekend has prompted us to look back to the many artists in the last fifty years who have realised the power of art as a tool in raising awareness and propagating the concept of world peace. Here are our top ten examples of this very powerful medium.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Skull Works Of Art

In this week’s Top 10 theme, Artlyst has searched Art History for the 10 best works of art featuring skulls.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Artists Under 30

A list of this nature is entirely subjective, as there are over 10,000 graduates from Art schools in the UK alone each year. Here is our international list and let’s call it only part one of the artists that have caught our eye in the last twelve months. (First published October 2015)

26 December 2016

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Artists Rebranding The Christmas Tree Tradition By Revd Jonathan Evens

London has three of the most innovative artist-designed Christmas Trees on display this year.

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Brian Sewell Art Attacks

Serota should be awarded the Turner prize, “for furthering so many worthless careers”. This is one of the many put-downs by the late art critic Brian Sewell. Here’s what Brian has to say about some of the other biggest names in Modern and Contemporary art.

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Refugee Artists

In light of current world events, Artlyst thought it poignant to point out that with change comes cultural diversity, which in turn empowers the evolution of art. Here is our list of the top 10 refugee artists.

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Banksy Works Of Art

Artlyst brings you our top ten Banksy’s of all time. Which one is your favourite?

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Scandals

What is an art Scandal? Find out here in Artlyst’s Top Ten Art Scandals!

24 December 2016

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Top 10 – Sexist Artworks

Welcome to Artlyst’s Top 10 Sexist Artworks! Some of the examples in this Top 10 feature are shocking, only by virtue that they were created, exhibited and sold in the artist’s lifetime. How did they get away with it?

23 December 2016

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The Art World NOW – Deconstructing The Avant-Garde By Edward Lucie-Smith

During the last few years, the world of contemporary art has undergone a number of drastic changes, which many leading participants seem extremely reluctant to acknowledge.

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Artists That Died In Poverty

The term “starving artist,” is a stereotype! Yet many well-known artists did die in poverty – here is Artlyst’s top 10 artists that died in poverty.

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Richest Living Women Artists

Rich is a non-gender specific term. But what about the fact that the top ten richest artists are all male. Welcome to Artlyst’s Top 10 Richest Women Artists. (First published June 2015)

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Richest Living Artists

Artlyst’s list of the richest living artists. (First published June 2015).

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Greatest Cat Paintings

Well, I knew you just had to click onto this! Couldn’t resist …Right!!! This week Artlyst features some of the greatest paintings (and other works of art) depicting cats and all by famous artists!!!  MEEEEOOOOWWWW!!!! During the 19th century, French artists featured cats in many of their works. Manet, Tissot and Delacroix used them as […]