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Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi won’t make National Gallery show, but you can still see it

A forthcoming exhibition of works by Artemisia Gentileschi will further solidify her place among the (male) greats in the art historical cannon. The well-known and loved 17th century baroque artist has recently become a more recognised star, but her presence has been felt by various, often, but not always, women artist, art historians, and feminists. […]

Rare two-sided painting by Aubrey Beardsley on display in Tate Britain exhibition

Aubrey Beardsley is best-known for his black and white, often erotic, illustrations that shocked the masses in the late 1800s. An upcoming exhibition of his works will include his only attempt at oil painting called Caprice (c. 1894) and a surprise gem: its verso. Underpaintings are fairly common when you start examining works but having […]

For three nights only, Louvre extends blockbuster da Vinci exhibition to an all-night affair

Who hasn’t stayed up until midnight to see the premier of a long-anticipated movie? Well, get your coffees ready as the Louvre will be adding tickets to see its blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition but the catch: the tickets are to see the famed artist’s works at night. From 9pm through 8:30am on the final […]

The Obama portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, to tour five US cities

Getting to meet the president of the United States is an honour that many people won’t see in their lifetime. Usually, the closest you get is visiting Washington DC, the Capitol Building, or, by heading to the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in DC to see the official presidential portraits. Of course, getting to DC is […]

‘100 Years | 100 Women’ at the Armory

One hundred years ago this year, women, and a handful of men, in the US fought for the right for women to have the vote. Their labour resulted in the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution allowing certain women the right to vote. While the amendment was not totally inclusive, for example, women of colour […]

CONNECT, BTS: mega K-pop group ventures into visual arts

When BTS performed in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve a few weeks ago, I had to explain to my mom who they were and what K-pop was. You’ve undoubtedly had a similar conversation with one of your parents before, but I digress. BTS, a seven-member K-pop group that formed about six […]

Attenborough and Turner cross paths at Sandycombe Lodge with a new exhibition

David Attenborough and JMW Turner have both secured their places in the UK’s history. Attenborough has become a beloved natural historian and broadcaster, through a number of films and documentaries, including the BBC’s The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, for which Attenborough did voice over work. Turner, on the other hand, was a prominent Romantic […]