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2013's Best Art Shows: What To Look Out For Next Year

(7) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 6:56 AM

After the Cultural Olympiad and several blockbuster shows, it's hard to imagine how the art world can top 2012.

But judging by our top picks, there's plenty to get excited about in 2013.

All over the UK galleries are playing host to some of art's biggest names. More importantly,...

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GDT European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2012 (PICTURES)

(6) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 4:17 AM

Amateur and professional photographers from all over Europe have been awarded in this year's GDT European Wildlife Photographer Of The Year.

The competition, which has been running since 2000, aims to find a better understanding of nature and promote nature conversation through photography - with beautiful results.

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Oscar Niemeyer, Modernist Brazilian Architect, Dies Aged 104

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 2:53 AM

Oscar Niemeyer, the modernist Brazilian architect known for his futuristic designs in concrete, has died just a week before his 105th birthday.

Niemeyer's innovative design defined the identity of modern Brazil, and influenced urban landscapes around the globe.

Best-known for his work on civic buildings for planned city...

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'Drag Queens And Junkies': Leee Black Childers Exhibition Opens

(4) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 2:36 AM

Leee Black Childers, a photographer who captured the rock 'n' roll antics of the 60s and 70s, is releasing previously unseen images of the era's icons in a new book and exhibition, opening in London on Wednesday.

'Drag Queens, Rent Boys, Pick Pockets, Junkies, Rockstars and Punks', the title of...

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Kate Middleton's Womb Shouldn't Be Up for Public Discussion

(287) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 6:00 PM

While there are many scenes from Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette I would like to re-enact, never did I imagine ones I'd be encountering -- albeit thankfully from a distance -- were those postulating on Antoinette's womb, and what was going on inside it.

And yet, some 24 decades later,...

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Yoko Ono's New Fashion Line Shows Bums, Raises Eyebrows

(15) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 6:17 AM

Yoko Ono and John Lennon were possibly the most famous creative couple ever. So it's hardly surprising that her latest creation is celebrating their marriage 43 years after it happened. With a range of menswear that features cutout bums, nipples and hands-on-crotches. Racy.

While Ono's artwork has frequently honoured...

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CS Lewis Facts: 11 Things You Never Knew About The Narnia Author

(3) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 3:02 AM

Thursday marks 114 years since Narnia author CS Lewis was born. It's been a big couple of weeks for the late author, after it was announced on 22 November that he would posthumously join William Blake and John Keats in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey next year, to mark the...

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William Blake's Mad Wisdom To Celebrate The Great Poet's Birthday

(3) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 3:33 AM

Good old William Blake. If the vision-seeing, prophetic poetry writing, mildly bonkers poet and artist were still alive today, he would be a mighty 255-years-old.

Human biology being what it is, he's not. But we're still taking the opportunity to celebrate Blake's pivotal role in defining the Romantic Age...

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Male Nudes Exhibition To Open At Wallace Collection (PICTURES)

(32) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 2:27 AM

More than 40 drawings of male nude figures will go on show at prestigious London museum, The Wallace Collection, next year.

The drawings date from the 18th century and are the work of a raft of esteemed artists, including Rigaud, Boucher and Jean-Baptiste Isabey. They are to be loaned...

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Amy Winehouse Portrait Unveiled In National Portrait Gallery

(9) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 8:09 AM

A portrait of Amy Winehouse has been acquired by London's National Portrait Gallery, it was announced on Monday.

The small, but powerful, painting is the work of South African artist Malene Dumas, and is called Amy-Blue. The work is slightly larger than a sheet of A4 paper, and as...

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Photographer Brian David Stevens' 'Graffiti Portraits' Reveals People Behind The Tags (PICTURES)

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 3:16 AM

As London-based photographer Brian David Stevens says, "we see graffiti all the time." The difference is, he wanted to meet some of the people who created it.

So that's what he did - the results being a striking collection of photographs which reveal the people behind the...

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2012's Award-Winning Photos

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 11:11 AM

If it's been a big year for news, then it's been an even bigger one for photos. From the conflict in the middle east and shamed public figures, to celebrations of Olympian proportions, there has been plenty going on infront of a camera lens.

While the UK Picture Editors'...

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Costa Book Awards 2012 Shortlists Announced

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 9:07 AM

Hilary Mantel could be about to add a Costa Book Award to whichever shelf she keeps her Booker Prize on.

The shortlist, announced on Tuesday, sees Bringing Up The Bodies, her historical novel about the downfall of Anne Boleyn, pitted against James Meek, Stephen May and Joff Winterhart in the...

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Dorothy Bohm Interview: 'I Remember Every Photograph I Take'

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 10:09 AM

The seven decades of Dorothy Bohm’s photographic career exist in a number of neatly-labelled boxes, stacked on a few shelves in her London home. I’m stood looking at them while the 88-year-old bustles around, digging out black and white prints and telling me when and where she took them.

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Death Exhibition Opens At Wellcome Collection

(23) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 5:07 AM

The great inevitability has been inspiring art and literature for centuries.

Yet despite all the pickled sharks in tanks and Shakespearean sonnets, an entire exhibition dedicated to death has remained a rarity - after all, how much morbidity can one take?

With 'Death: A Self-portrait' - a new show opening...

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What Inspires Me: Judy Chicago

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 11:23 AM

73-year-old Judy Chicago broke down boundaries by pioneering the feminist art movement of the 70s, and is exhibiting in the UK this week for the first time since 1985. Here she talks about the profound influence her father's radical politics had on her, Caitlin Moran and the difficulty for women...
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How Culture Is Changing The Face Of Belfast

(12) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 3:15 AM

During the Troubles, Belfast’s segregated Catholic and Protestant communities painted murals on houses and the imposing peace walls of their politically-charged neighbourhoods.

While for most of the community the 1998 Good Friday Agreement marked the end of this era, the art has remained. The murals are no longer just...

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Female Muses: The Inspiring Women Behind Great Artistic Men

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:03 AM

Women may have been excluded from art history for a good few centuries, but a closer look at what inspired great male artists shows they were still very much involved.

The concept of the muse goes all the way back to ancient Greek mythology, where Zeus's godly daughters presided...

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Frida Kahlo Quotes And Pictures: Celebrating Mexico's Icon On The Day Of The Dead

(5) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 4:09 AM

Today sees the start of Mexico's Day Of The Dead, the two day Latin American equivalent of Halloween.

An event of huge culture significance, it sees families coming together to celebrate their beloved departed by making sugar skulls and placing bottles of Tequila and Mezcal on graves. The spirits...

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Dogs And Dancers In Photography Inspired By Perfection

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 7:14 AM

After a golden summer of the stuff, we've seen art and sport join forces in unprecedented ways. As Jo Longhurst's work goes to show, the two can still create amazing work even after the closing ceremonies.

Photographer Jo Longhurst is up for The Grange Prize, a major Canadian photography...

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