Dressed for success: Clara Drummond

It’s that time of year when artists are recognised for all their hard work and achievement. It's when the best in the industry are rewarded...

Henri Rousseau: an archaic life

Archaism generally refers to things that are old, old-fashioned or generally not in use any more. This hardly sounds attractive. Nobody wants to look...

What hit the art headlines ten years ago?

Join the carriage for a whistle-stop tour of what the art world was concerned about in 2006. Tomma Abts won the Turner prize in 2006,...

Rising from ashes

Soot, as we all know, comes as the result of fire. The remains of what fire leaves behind are covered in soot. This hardly creates...

Meredith Frampton catches a twinkle in the eye

In 1894, when Harry Houdini was getting married and the Olympic Games was being resuscitated after 1,500 years, Christabel Cockerell gave birth to George...

An affair to remember

Those of us who are lucky enough to be in a romantic relationship with another person are usually keen to make that relationship last....

Creating an impression with Edgar Degas

Over the years, different genres of art have emerged. These genres include Remodernism, a revival of the original Modernist artwork which regards itself as...

Mirror, mirror on the painted wall

Mirrors are useful, that much is certain. Being able to see what we look like comes in handy, as we all like to look...

The art at the end of the tunnel

There are some jobs which seem, to put it lightly, daunting. These jobs require hard physical labour and mental tenacity, and are tiring to...

Fooling around in art

April Fool’s Day is rapidly approaching. Many of us in honour of this day will either have instigated a prank on a friend or...