Lydia Towsey: how I discovered the Venus in me
From Botticelli to glossy magazines, women have been idealised and misrepresented for centuries. Performance poet Lydia Towsey reveals how her own near-fatal eating disorder set her on a path to explore new ways of looking at female bodiesBotticelli’s painting of the Birth of Venus was the fir... [Read More]
Beyoncé to Black Mirror; the culture that defines 2016
How better to make sense of this turbulent year than through the art and literature it has produced? Our critics choose the works that sum up the last 12 monthsIf there is one film that holds a political key to understanding 2016, it is Ghostbusters: that funny, good-natured, easygoing female remake... [Read More]
Beyoncé to Black Mirror; the culture that defines 2016
How better to make sense of this turbulent year than through the art and literature it has produced? Our critics choose the works that sum up the last 12 monthsIf there is one film that holds a political key to understanding 2016, it is Ghostbusters: that funny, good-natured, easygoing female remake... [Read More]
Beyoncé to Black Mirror; the culture that defines 2016
How better to make sense of this turbulent year than through the art and literature it has produced? Our critics choose the works that sum up the last 12 monthsIf there is one film that holds a political key to understanding 2016, it is Ghostbusters: that funny, good-natured, easygoing female remake... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais painting to be auctioned for cancer charity
A painting by Ricky Gervais is to be auctioned in Glasgow with all proceeds going to cancer charity Maggie's Centres. The picture is called Sunset Cityscape and shows the New York skyline at night. [Read More]
Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott Critique Some Fan-Made Art in ‘Overnight Painting’
To promote their new film The Overnight, Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott teamed up for a new video with Comedy Central today in which Schwartzman stars as an experienced art critic with a heavy Bob Ross vibe to analyze some fan-made paintings alongside Scott and his fancy laser pointer. The Overnig... [Read More]
Talking to Wayne White About Cartooning, 'Pee-wee's Playhouse,' and Humor's Role in the Art World
by Megh Wright Prior to the release of the 2012 documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing, artist Wayne White's work had much more mainstream recognition than his name. A comedian of the art world and vice versa, White's storied career has consistently eluded a singular identity; he's made cartoons for The... [Read More]