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 […]
Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps used to either show to your friends what you’re currently doing with your life or to start a blog. But it has also rapidly become a platform to express yourself, to share your art with a wider public. Whether this expression be through poetry, photography, […]
It is almost certain that virtual reality technology will proliferate into every aspect of modern life. A headset and a smart device allow for endless creativity within a finite space, so the practical applications of such technology are endless. This is especially true for the world of art, where the opportunity to boundlessly draw and […]
When I was younger my mum brought me up to believe tattoos were distasteful – threatening that I’d be out of the house if I ever came home with one. However, although my brother nearly induced a heart attack when she saw his, she did come to accept it due to the fact that it […]
The art world has always been shrouded in elitism. Mostly celebrating ‘high culture’, artwork historically has had little to no relation to the average person’s everyday life. In the 1950’s, however, an art movement came along that shattered this tradition. Pop art rejoiced in elements of mass culture, using imagery from popular advertisements, Hollywood films, […]
Class. Britain is obsessed with it. That divisive taboo, the weird networks of have-mores and have-lesses. Art in Britain often explores this obsession, frequently focussing on the plight of the working-class family, or the perils of class mobility. Author Javaad Alipoor summarises this attitude as the arts world seeing working-class people as a problem to […]