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Architect and collector Sir John Soane amassed an unprecedented collection of books, antiquities, architectural artefacts and works of art in his lifetime – estimated to be 45,000 strong. Housed in 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, one of three houses that Soane demolished and rebuilt to his own designs, his collection includes significant works from antiquity to … Continue reading Spotlight on Sir John Soane →
This unprecedented show explores the final works of Matisse’s life – the cut-outs.
Richard Reed, entrepreneur and founder of Innocent Drinks and the Art Everywhere project tells us about the role art plays in his life, from the artists he admires to his most treasured work of art. Q: How do you incorporate art into your home? A: I cover as many walls and surfaces as I can … Continue reading Richard Reed on Art →
Quintessentially British, Kelly Hall’s art celebrates the sights and fares of the British Isles, appealing to traditional and contemporary tastes alike. We visited her at home in Sussex to find out more. For Kelly Hall, artistic creativity runs in the family – her mother is a photographer, her father, a fine art printmaker and her … Continue reading At Home with Kelly Hall →
A serendipitous discovery This remarkable collection of sheet music from the early 19th century to 1970s, came close to destruction on a couple of occasions if it hadn’t been for the efforts of Mark Rowles, a former employee of Chappell Music. In 1980, as the renowned music publisher was relocating from the offices they had … Continue reading Spotlight on Art Inspired By Music →
Exhibition posters are a great addition to a work space, as shown in this room shot that includes a Claes Oldenburg Smithsonian exhibition poster. A bold design can also make a statement on a large blank wall. Top picks from our exhibition posters
A new artist to the Easyart site is Sussex-based Bridget Davies. Davies’ work is a very fashionable take on the Cool Britannia trend. With a background in fashion and textiles, Bridget’s passion for style really shines through in her work, and some of her figural pieces show her influence from fashion illustrations. Of her own work, Davies says: Drawing, … Continue reading Bridget Davies: Stylish Britannia →
Leonardo Da Vinci hysteria has been fully unleashed this week, with the start of Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the court of Milan, which started on Wednesday 9 November at The National Gallery, which has seen astounding advance ticket sales. However, it’s Leonardo’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, permanently housed behind bullet-proof glass in … Continue reading Leonardo Da Vinci – Mona Lisa →
Niagara Detroit has sung with punk bands such as Destroy All Monsters (D.A.M.) and Dark Carnival since 1974 and used her art-school background to create album artwork for the bands she’s performed with. In 1996, the artist teamed up with a local Detroit gallery, CPop, and started work on the ‘Niagara Girls’ series. Just as the popularity … Continue reading Spotlight on Niagara Detroit →
Queen of comic tweets and Easyart Academy artist, Elizabeth O’Connor studied across a range of art disciplines in Nottingham. Her work with ceramics and admiration for the forces of nature inform her canvases. Personally, they remind me of explosions, molten lava and the marbling that you find in the inside covers of 19th Century novels. Elizabeth was … Continue reading Spotlight on Elizabeth O’Connor →
Banksy, supposedly born in 1974, produces street art that captures the spirit of the times so well. As the world slides further into turmoil, images like this are poignant in light of the recent London riots of August 2011. Despite the gritty urban landscape forming the backdrop to the majority of his work, Banksy also produces … Continue reading Spotlight on Banksy →
Modernist Art favoured purity and simplicity, seen in works by the Bauhaus lecturer Wassily Kandinsky and Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Postmodernist art, on the other hand, revelled in pattern, bright colours and a madcap sense of humour – all of which can be expected in the new Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 exhibition at the V&A. You … Continue reading Post Modernism at the V&A →