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.
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 […]
Love it or loath it, the Turner Prize award always raises a critic’s scrutinising eyebrow. Some past prize winners are now household names, others have sunk into the hinterlands of obscurity. Here are some of the more outlandish past entrants.
Artbytch looks back on a depressing year with great exhibitions.
A new exhibition at the National Gallery is a celebration of monochrome and in particular painting in black and white. Artlyst has curated its own selection.
With Sotheby’s new record for the highest total at a London auction, it would seem that the sky is indeed the limit where the global art market is concerned, with high-powered collectors prepared now more than ever to push the barrier of $100 million for works by big names, and with it possibly the envelope […]
Cultural vandalism manifests itself in various ugly ways. There are examples of government approved vandalism, like the destruction of TFL’s Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaic Arches At Tottenham Court Road Station. Or the council sanctioned removal of Banksy’s ‘Bird Mob’ from a Clacton-on-Sea restroom. Mindless vandalism through direct action is also rife, just look at the stomach […]
Paul Black chooses his best exhibitions of 2016 and delves deeper than the blockbusters and often further afield from London.
I’m just back from a week in Santiago, the capital of Chile. The third time I’ve been there, but the first two were just before Pinochet stepped down as President in 1990, and just after – that’s quite a while ago now.
Artlyst has put together its top ten Christmas works of art for the festive season. This list includes a wide range of Yuletide art, both classical and contemporary, traditional and controversial – so put your Christmas jumper on, pour yourself some Christmas punch, leave the last minute shopping to some other fool, and bury yourself […]
Throughout history artists have created erotic art. Defining erotic art is difficult since perceptions of both what is erotic and what is art fluctuate. A sculpture of a phallus in some African cultures may be considered a traditional symbol of potency though not overtly erotic. In addition, a distinction is often made between erotic art […]
Artlyst has decided to cross the line and ‘name and shame’ local UK councils and public bodies for commissioning some of the most horrendous misuses of bronze and other materials in history. This is entirely a subjective list of visual misdemeanours which have invaded our parks and civic buildings. Some of the works have been […]
We face the world in which it appears ever more likely that a Clash of Civilisations will be played out on the world stage, potentially with weapons of mass destruction, as the axis of the world appears to have shifted significantly in this year of political shocks.