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A Future in the Light of Darkness review: Imagined engines of desire

Modern Art Oxford’s exhibit Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness counters the potential for automated vehicles and social media algorithms to consume our future reality. With...

Freida Toranzo Jaeger’s Prophetic Glitter

Freida Toranzo Jaeger names her paintings like items in a manifesto: Extinction is the...

Frank Auerbach’s Charcoal Portraits review: Self-Portrait of a Stranger

The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition, The Charcoal Heads, shows the early career of Frank Auerbach...

Bruegel to Rubens at the Ashmolean review: ‘Intimate and eye-opening’

"It was a pleasure to return to Oxford during the vacation to visit the Ashmolean’s new exhibition, which showcases some of the best drawings of the great Flemish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries."

A Press Morning at Yoko Ono’s ‘MUSIC OF THE MIND’ Exhibition

"The gallery space itself did not provide an atmosphere of silence, but rather upon observation, isolated moments of contemplation and quietness were evident amongst the bustling scene in the room."

A Future in the Light of Darkness review: Imagined engines of desire

Modern Art Oxford’s exhibit Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness counters the potential for automated vehicles and social media algorithms to...

Freida Toranzo Jaeger’s Prophetic Glitter

Freida Toranzo Jaeger names her paintings like items in a manifesto: Extinction is the price we pay for our existence (2023), Open your heart...

Frank Auerbach’s Charcoal Portraits review: Self-Portrait of a Stranger

The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition, The Charcoal Heads, shows the early career of Frank Auerbach and the creation of his portraits in the 1950s and...

Bruegel to Rubens at the Ashmolean review: ‘Intimate and eye-opening’

"It was a pleasure to return to Oxford during the vacation to visit the Ashmolean’s new exhibition, which showcases some of the best drawings of the great Flemish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries."

A Press Morning at Yoko Ono’s ‘MUSIC OF THE MIND’ Exhibition

"The gallery space itself did not provide an atmosphere of silence, but rather upon observation, isolated moments of contemplation and quietness were evident amongst the bustling scene in the room."

Nuclear Bombs and Feminism: Monica Sjöö’s Exhibition at Modern Art Oxford

"Based on the Modern Art Oxford posters, Monica Sjöö’s activism appeared to be a driving force for social change."

Crafting Kingship: Hellenistic Royal Portraiture

"A standardised visual vocabulary of royal ideology represented by statues and coinage"

Portrait Spotlight: Sir Claus Adolf Moser (1984-5)

"Moser, like all other newly appointed Wardens, had full choice and control of patronage over his college portrait"

Review: William Lowry’s ‘Zeitgeist’ at Trinity College

"Upon entering a darkened room, we were immediately struck by an intense, almost bewildering soundscape, and before us were strange, industrial sculptures."

Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me: The kiss in art

I think I have always wondered how the first kiss came about. A quick Google search produces a very provisional 2500BC as an answer...

Is art a form of political propaganda?

Art has been employed throughout history as a political tool to propagate ideas of power and ideology and challenge them. However, art is a...

Yevonde: The woman who revolutionised colour photography

“Portrait photography without women would be a sorry business.” (Yevonde Middleton, 1921) I walked into the Yevonde: Life and Colour exhibition at the National Portrait...

A Summer as a Volunteer at the National Portrait Gallery

The ‘Long Vac’ is called ‘long’ for a reason and I did not want to waste a second of it. When I saw...

“A Must-See”: Colour Revolution at the Ashmolean

I did not know what to expect when I arrived at the Ashmolean to preview their newest exhibition, Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion &...

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