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Good Vibrations, Maverick Moves in Design

The cabinet you see here and its flickering consistency on the screen is not the fault of your laptop or the result of some photoshop tweaking. Rather, it is down to some extensive… Continue reading

The Power of Papal Portraits

On the evening on which I write, the world has just been introduced to its new Pope. Jorge Bergoglio is to be the 266th Pontiff and under the name of Pope Francis I.… Continue reading

Mad Men- Drawing Inspiration From the Past

It is a truth that most art critics will not like to accept, but a valid one nonetheless, that the ‘art’ which confronts and captures our eyes everyday is predominantly that of advertising.… Continue reading

The History of Beauty- Gertrude Stein- Patron and Muse to Picasso

Behind every great man is a great woman. The shallow reality of this phrase is perhaps never so brilliantly exposed than through the life of Gertrude Stein, who was not merely behind one… Continue reading

Oxford University’s Fine Art School Opens its Doors

This weekend the students at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford opened its doors to the curious and keen to view a sample of their students’ drawings. Having spent yesterday pottering about… Continue reading

Jenny Saville’s Brutal Bodies

This article was originally published in the Oxford University student newspaper Cherwell. To view the original article, please click here. As you read this, one of the best artists of our time, Jenny Saville… Continue reading

Larvae as Jewellers

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Profile on Syrian Artist Tammam Azzam

The chances are that you haven’t heard of Tammam Azzam. Or if you have, your awareness of him doesn’t extend much further than beyond last Wednesday. Last week, the Syrian artist’s re-imaging of… Continue reading

Syrian Kisses by Tammam Azzam

[Update: You can now read a full profile on Tammam Azzam by clicking here…] The question of what relevance art history can have to modern everyday life is a question often raised and… Continue reading

Pocket Watch: Georgian ‘Lover’s Eyes’

When it comes to accusations of showing off, the art world is most certainly guilty. We proudly display our favourite pieces to what we perceive to be their maximum potential; whether this is… Continue reading

Review- Jean-Luc Moulene at Modern Art Oxford

Words can be tricky little creatures. As an English student, I’m more fond of them than most, but there’s no denying the nuisance they can be sometimes. Particularly when used to discuss aesthetic… Continue reading

Artist in focus- kooky collage king joe webb

For all the turtle-neck-clad philosophising in the art world, sometimes it just takes a simple piece of art to delight. Joe Webb’s collages do just that. There is something incredibly fun and visually stimulating… Continue reading

A Guide to ‘Good’ Taste in Art: From the Spice Girls to the French Revolution

Oscar Wilde is renowned for his repertoire of cheeky, provocative, willfully inaccurate aphorisms. His assertion that “no object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly”, is undoubtedly not… Continue reading

When Art and Literature Go Hand in Hand: Modern Medal Maker Chloe Shaw

Seeing this beautiful thing stopped me in my tracks recently. ‘This Living Hand (After John Keats)‘ by modern medallist Chloe Shaw is an absolutely beautiful thing. Partly through the delicate beauty it possesses… Continue reading

In an Artist’s Studio

Despite its key role in the artistic process, the artist’s studio is perhaps the least exposed and known. Understandably, many artists are keen to preserve their space as exactly that; their sanctuary. When artists have… Continue reading