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Artwork of the week: The Hunt in the Forest by Paolo Uccello

The fantastical landscape illustrated in The Hunt in the Forest has helped me get through the numerous lockdowns we have faced throughout this pandemic. The Hunt is a painting by Italian artist Paolo di Dono, better known as Uccello, circa 1465–1470. After coming across it at a History of Art course in my first year, it has become one […]

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Lessons in Hope and Light from the Utah Desert

Has anyone noticed some of the spectacular sunsets we’ve been having lately? Bright pink and burning gold. Or noticed the warm Earth smell in the evenings, the little orange and purple crocus flowers and yellow daffodils trumpeting the start of spring? Whilst still being bound in the restrictions of the ‘Winter Lockdown’, ‘Lockdown 3.0’ or […]

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Blasphemy or Art? Piss Christ by Andres Serrano

The American photographer, Andres Serrano has produced numerous series exploring identity, culture and humanity from his 1992 series The Morgue to the 2017 series, Made in China. However, Serrano is most known for his highly controversial photographs involving bodily fluids such as menstrual blood and human breast in connection with Christian symbols. The most famous […]

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Family ties:

Artwork of the week: ‘Doris Zinkeisen’ (1929) analysed by her great-granddaughter The image I have in mind when I think about this painting is a recurring one of my mother who, year after year, would drag me and my siblings to the National Portrait Gallery in a desperate attempt to entertain us while making her […]

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Festival Review: FLY Open Air 2017

Saturday 20th May The second year of FLY’s Open Air Festival did not fail to disappoint, with predicted rain even giving way to a beautifully sunny day, leaving the 4,000-strong crowd to dance the evening away. As a surprise change of venue, the stately home of Hopetoun House provided the backdrop for this year’s FLY […]