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Meet Tom Butler

Tom Butler creates his showstopping collages using a whole range of materials; in his imaginative hands a section of a crossword puzzle may become a block of flats, a wine bottle, or a church spire, and this unique approach adds intrigue, resonance and a touch of humour to every scenes. In 2004, Tom and his […]

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Art news / 22 – 28 August

All you need to know about the developments in art this week. 1. Banksy had a very busy week in the art world. Earlier in the week it was revealed that his mural in Cheltenham, Spy Booth – depicting spies in traditional spy garb, listening in on conversations inside the phone booth it was painted […]

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How to steal a Banksy

Firstly? Make sure it is, in fact, a Banksy. It’s been a busy week in the art world for Britain’s most famous street artist. First, Banksy’s mural Spy Booth, was removed and feared destroyed during building works on an unstable house in Cheltenham (not far from GCHQ – the head of the UK government’s surveillance […]

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Art news / 15 – 21 August

This week in art – tell us the news stories that caught your attention in the comments. 1. An exhibition (Alphabets, Letters & Numbers) of Peter Blake’s three series: Alphabet (1991), An Alphabet (2007) and Appropriated Alphabets (2013) has gone on display at the De La Warr Pavilion in Buxhill On Sea, Sussex. Blake’s series […]

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A beginners guide to Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism was an art movement spanning just under a decade – around 1886 to 1905 – in between Impressionism and Fauvisim. Though brief, the movement was incredibly influential and diverse. Origins and Influences Post-Impressionism emerged as a reaction against Impressionists’ concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and colour. Due to its broad emphasis on […]

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Art news / 8 – 14 August

1. The largest ever gallery dedicated solely to the 18th century romantic poet, painter, printmaker, William Blake, will open in October this year at the historic Geary building, soon to be, The William Blake Gallery, in San Francisco. John Windle – who as a rare book dealer has been collecting Blake’s artworks for over 40 […]

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The enduring legacy of Henri Matisse

In 1912, the founder of The Barnes Foundation – Albert Barnes – bought his first works by Matisse: The Sea Seen from Collioure (1906) and Dishes and Melon (1906-7); this would be the beginning of a lifelong love affair with Matisse’s work. In 1930, Barnes invited Matisse to paint a triptych mural over the of […]

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Art news / 1 – 7 August

In case you missed it, five stories in art and culture that caught our eye this week. Following his exhibition at the Louvre, where JR used trump l’oiel (an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions) to make IM Pei’s famous glass pyramid […]

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JR stuns at Rio 2016

JR wows at Rio Olympic games in what has been a high profile year for the artist Just months after wowing the public with his optical illusion at the Louvre (as part of his exhibition JR au Louvre, (JR made IM Pei’s famous glass pyramid at the Louvre, appear to disappear by pasting the façade […]

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