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Evening Standard

So while in London, I decided to grab a newspaper (which was rather surprisingly heafty) and read up on Londons’ events of the day. These included the new headlines of a ¬£1M court fine and new information about Brexit. Those headlines and news articles I was expecting, but I wasn’t expecting this; The double page […]

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Adventures in London(land)

So for Week 6, there were several activities to go to London and view galleries of a specific ‘category’. We wrote down the ones that were listed on the pages that we got about the activities during Week 6, and went on adventure. This post will also be a little different; First will be my […]

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Janette Parris

And we are back again with the Wednesday artist talks. This week, I have to admit, was quite relaxing, as I didn’t have to speed walk half way across campus in order to get in the room! Today we had a talk from Janette Parris, who was described to us in our emails as; a […]

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Joseph Kosuth

Conceptual Please prepare yourself… So for every piece of conceptual artwork (for every idea), the artist basically can go and make that, or they don’t have to. it is literally as simple as that. What isn’t simple is the question; What is a chair? This would make more sense if you look at the work […]

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Katrina Palmer

First note: the artwork of Katrina Palmer is very different, especially when compare to the other two artists talks by Liv Wynter and Dawn Mellor. I like it. Because of this difference. Because it is different. As per usual, a little ‘briefing’ that we received of the artist; Katrina Palmer’s art is sculpture, though not […]

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Sophie Calle

Confessional Sophie Calle produced two pieces of confessional artwork, the first of which I an unsure of the name of it. This piece is about how she asked 100 women to translate and interpret a ‘love letter’ (I’ve put this in inverted commas and you will understand if you read the English translation). There were […]

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Frida Kahlo

Confessional Frida Kahlo is incredibly well known for her confessional work. Frida was ill and bedridden for the majority of her life, and used artwork, specifically painting, to confess how she felt about all of this. One of these paintings is the ‘Broken Column’, which is a 1944 oil on board painting, 39.8cm x 30.6cm. […]

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Dawn Mellor

Before we begin, I must be brutally honest and say that I definitely preferred the way that Liv Wynter delivered her art presentation, and yet I still enjoyed the talk by Dawn Mellor because of her clear level of passion behind her artwork and herself. Dawn was at the Royal College for MA in Art […]

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David Carson

Manifestos Neutral typeface or authoritarian? Many people believe that some companies hide behind the Helvetica typeface. It may be clean and structured but the companies and those using it may be using dodgy dealings, which has rendered the companies and also the Helvetica typeface as untrustworthy. In the early 1990’s, designers started to lose faith […]

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Fernand Leger

Manifestos Source:¬†Fernand Leger, The City, 1919 Art and manifestos was transformed by industrialisation and urbanisation. The culture since the mid 1800’s has been marked by a self-consciousness and restlessness that has singled it out from the less changeable pre-industrial world. Change, which is a dynamic constant in the modern period, was embraced by those who […]