David Bowie is… Simply Stunning at the V&A

This article has been published by Pillow Magazine. Check it out here DAVID Bowie has once again taken the music world by storm this year and his new exhibition at the V&A, celebrating his impact on the fashion industry, is a triumph. Pillow Magazine’s features writer Ally Lowe went to see what all the fuss is … Continue reading

King of Pop Art or Talentless Cartoonist? Lichtenstein at the Tate Modern

Whaam!, 1963 Arguably one of this year’s most anticipated art exhibitions, Roy Lichtenstein A Retrospective at the Tate Modern is currently one of the hottest tickets in town. After waiting what seemed like a year (which was in fact a mere week), I was lucky enough to finally see the exhibition yesterday evening. And it … Continue reading

Kate’s Portrait and the Purpose of the Royal Picture

Yesterday, The Duchess of Cambridge’s first royal portrait was revealed by The National Portrait Gallery. I will keep my opinions on the painting brief and to the point. I don’t like it. Obviously there is no denying Emsley’s technical skill in creating this super-realist work. But, it’s drab. It’s dreary, dark, and quite frankly disappointing. … Continue reading

Vorticism: The pinnacle of the English Avant-Garde?

Rarely exhibited, Vorticism is something of a forgotten movement. Wyndham-Lewis, ‘Workshop’, 1914-15 To be honest, if it hadn’t been for my History of Art degree, I wouldn’t know anything about Vorticism. Even then, it was crammed into a two hour session somewhere in the middle of third year, slotted neatly between the monumental movements of … Continue reading

Giuseppe Penone at The Whitechapel Gallery: Reviewed

Yesterday was my first venture to the Whitechapel Gallery. After receiving a National Art Pass for Christmas, I am determined to pack in as many new and exciting exhibitions in as I possibly can. A short tube ride away from Mile End (home of the boyfriend) and literally three steps from the entrance of Aldgate … Continue reading

Art: Richard Hamilton ‘The Late Works’

On a rainy Sunday afternoon in London, there aren’t many better ways to pass a happy few hours than wandering around the National Gallery. So, when I found a small exhibition focusing on the late works of Richard Hamilton, who died last year, I was far more cheerful than I thought I would be on … Continue reading

Art: Focus on Picasso

Think about Picasso. What do you think of? Round, buxom women maybe? The weeping woman with her eerily monochrome handkerchief perhaps? As a lover of Picasso, my fondness for these works is as great as any other art lovers. But, let me briefly explain to you just what it is I love in particular about … Continue reading

Pillow Magazine: Hussein Chalayan & ‘Unexpected Pleasures’

Hello! Firstly, massive apologies for a stack-back of articles to tell you about. Today I have two treats for you, both for the fantastic Pillow Magazine. Pillow is an amazing magazine that brings together the coolest and most current sides of fashion, art, music and film. And they send me to plenty of cool stuff, … Continue reading