Poetry in pictures

There is no single way to be creative. Beautiful artwork can be created through a variety of different media, with each of these art...

An Introduction to Dadaism

In contrast to the definition, Dada was firmly established on the premise that it was anti-art and non-movement. Founded in 1916 in the artistic...

Dada: a war against reality

We all know how brutal, tragic and painful life can be sometimes. Setbacks befall us all on a regular basis, from the minor to...

Cindy Sherman: portrait of a diva

We are all familiar with the phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Making decisions about anything based on appearance alone is not...

Femininity and flowers with Georgia O’ Keefe

Every man of a romantic disposition will try to impress his ideal woman through the use of flowers. That’s why florists tend to be...

A tale of the unexpected: Mike Kelley

Often, the best artwork surprises its viewers. Nobody likes a dull painting, after all. A piece of artwork which astonishes, and even shocks, can,...

Snapshots of a genius: Nan Goldin

Photographs are important to us all. We can use them to recall the many beautiful, happy times that we encounter in life, long after...

BP Portrait Award: Bo Wang’s ‘Silence’

No one likes to talk about death. We all know it’s a gloomy subject, and there’s something of a taboo, ‘elephant-in-the-room’ quality about it....

The vibrant world of Bhupen Khakhar

Nobody starts out in life knowing for certain what they will achieve. Life can surprise us. Things may take an unexpected turn. We may...

Art and poetry’s missing link: Benjamin Sullivan’s Hugo

With this year’s BP Portrait Awards very much underway, it makes sense to take a look at the talented artists who have had their...