Chicken Shed (2017), inspired by a chicken shed in Norfolk. Photo: Rachel Whiteread/Tate Whiteread is a contemporary English artist who creates mainly sculptures, usually casts of the inside of objects – negative space – which bear the marks of every day human use – eg “One Hundred Spaces” (pictured), an installation of 100 jewel-like resin […]
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Perry’s pots – Brexiteers and Remainers Grayson Perry’s new exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery provocatively – as ever the master of iconoclasm – titled The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! centres round 2 large pots which record the Nation’s feelings about Brexit: one pot representing the Brexiteers and the other the Remainers. The pots are sized […]
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Alberto Giacometti with his plaster sculptures at the Venice Biennale, 1956. Photograph: Alinari/Roger-Viollet Alberto Giacometti was born in the Swiss Alps in 1901, eldest son of a well-known Impressionist painter. He is famous for his tall, thin, bleak figures – humans honed almost to knife sharpness. He began his artistic career as a Surrealist but […]
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Cover for King Ottokar’s Sceptre, Tintin’s seventh adventure, published in the youth supplement to Le Petit Vingtiéme (the Little Twentieth), a Catholic monthly, in 1939 (20cm x 20cm) (detail) The illustration, in Hergé (Georges Remi)’s typical clean line style, shows Tintin fleeing from the kingdom of Borduria to safety through the Balkans into the fictional state of Syldavia, clutching a […]
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One of over 600 images covering the walls and ceilings in the Grotte de Lascaux (Lascaux Caves), nr. Montignac, Dordogne, France: a fine example of early cave art Studies of cave art and shell artifacts found in Spain has recently dated the works to c. 115,000 BC, long before the the arrival of Homo sapiens in Europe some […]
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