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A Language Guerrilla on Art Writing

An open letter to new art writers about the revolutionary power of refusing inaccessible art language To whoever is taking their first steps into the world of arts, whether in academia or as a profession. To whoever comes next: filled with expectations and a love for the arts, well-spoken in a language which is not […]

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Fine Art explained: The Ghent Altarpiece

The Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck is a piece that has been hailed as a masterpiece and marked the beginnings of Early Netherlandish art, that is, art from The Netherlands during the 15th and 16th century. Though extremely beautiful, it is a very complex religious work that, even for me as an […]

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The end of the creative genius?

Women artists in Italy, 1960s-1970s lecture by Prof. Giovanna Zapperi – Université de Tours, chaired by Dr Angela Dimitrakaki feminist and Marxist lecturer at Edinburgh Coinciding with international women’s day Prof. Zapperi proposes a revised historical approach criticising the hegemonic erasure of women and subaltern subjects from Italy’s post-war art context. In approaching feminist history, Zapperi […]

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Art Fringe Theatre

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

Albrecht Dürer deserves as much recognition as his Italian counterparts Michelangelo and Raphael. Or so argues Kitty Walsh, art historian and creator of the show Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude. Walsh spends an hour convincing audiences why the Northern Renaissance artist was so innovative and ahead of his time. In this hour of funny facts and […]

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History of Art A Level Axed to Much Disappointment

History of Art: a posh girl’s soft subject or invaluable cultural education? This question seems to be on the mind of many in the art world this week after the news that the A Level in the subject is to be axed. This troubling decision has been made by AQA, the last exam board in […]

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Axing Art History will only affect privately educated pupils

It is a great shame that the Art History A-Level has been scrapped by Theresa May’s government, perhaps even a disgrace. Art History is a subject that introduces children to great masterpieces, broadening their minds and giving them a cultural education. Like Media Studies, Creative Writing, and Home Economics, Art History is considered a ‘soft’ […]