Gallery Girl meets Tabloid Art History

200 years ago, only the very elites of society would be seen taking an interest in art history. Museums were only open when the ‘lower classes’ were working, so even if you were artistically inclined, renaissance paintings were only viewable by those who did not need to work to survive. Luckily for us however, nearly […]

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Can an image tell us about a person?

Last week I made a trip to the Saatchi Gallery to view Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s apartment. It is not a secret that I am a fashion fanatic and I was expecting the images of Chanel’s private rooms to give me a glimpse into the designer’s personal space, thus providing an enriched […]

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Why I Admire Artists

Given that this blog celebrates art and everything about it, I rarely write a great deal about artists. Most of my articles have been about works of art and the display of them, however the creators of these pieces are pushed into the background. Now however, I am going to explain just why I admire […]

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Curating: Is it a form of art?

A few days ago a friend asked me to view his blog. He then sent me a link to his tumblr, a website where most people who use it reblog images from others with very little of their own original content. To this I replied that I didn’t see tumblr as blogging as the subject […]

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Why you should study Art History and what you can do with it

Having just completed my undergraduate degree in the History of Art I am all too familiar with people asking what benefit the subject is going to have on my future. Given that I am about to continue with post-graduate study in September, I am now permanently prepared with a long list of answers on how […]

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