Paige Insalaco explores the hidden stories and controversies surround famous artwork and evaluates how their mysteries make them increasingly famous.
Daisy Leason discusses the controversial nature of art and whether it is susceptible to ‘cancel culture’. Think of your favourite artist, dead or alive. Now think if they have done something ‘problematic’. Is it problematic enough to be ‘cancelled’ on twitter? Or enough to stop you consuming their art? Recently it seems impossible to enjoy […]
Emma Vernon explores the insurgent nature of art meandering through the most notorious historical revolutions
Anna Romanovska tackles the issue of the pro-democracy protests though the Stand with Hong Kong art exhibition in WMA A recent exhibition in the WMA Space in Hong Kong, organised by the group Imagine Hong Kong, aims to tell the “story of HongKongers; the ones who keep turning back even after rounds of tear gas, […]
Freya Insoll reviews Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and gives an insight into the expansive range of artefacts it has to offer.
Online Arts and Lit Editor, Ariane Joudrey, explores the Barbican’s recent art exhibition, AI: More Than Human.
In Arts and Lit’s collaboration with Science, Print Science Editor, Elinor Jones, discusses the use of art galleries in psychiatric support.
Ugly Art: the paradox of aesthetics What is the purpose of ugly art and why should we be interested in it? You only have to google ‘Medieval cat’ or ‘Renaissance baby’ to find some bazar examples of art gone ugly. On top of this, thousands of works have been named and shamed as the ugliest […]
Lindsay Warner discusses the importance and rise of Climate Change Fiction.
The Bauhaus movement, formed in the 20th century, was rooted in concerns over manufacturing and its soullessness; the movement aimed to unite the soul of fine art with more functional creations. It has stimulated rethinking the meaning of art, typically thought of as humanities, by fusing it together with more research-based science. The Bauhaus school […]