Paper Thin: Fragile Definition in Klimt and Schiele

By Sian Erskine   From the 4th November 2018 to the 3rd February 2019, The Royal Academy brought together works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt in Klimt / Schiele: Drawings. The exhibition marked the centenary of the artists’ deaths, echoed in the fragility of the pieces. The display was arranged chronologically beginning with Klimt’s…

Review – Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

By Anna Hadley   16 June 2018 – 18 November 2019. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.   During her life, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was eclipsed by her husband, Diego Rivera. Rivera was an internationally acclaimed artist, who is credited with bringing the Mexican mural movement to North America. Like Kahlo, he was a…

@thewhitepube: The Duo Redefining Contemporary Art Criticism

by Hannah Sayles   The art world today is one of the most elitist and white industries in Britain. Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad are two Central St Martins Fine Art graduates who met in 2005 and began to write about the contemporary art world on their own terms. Their collaborative identity, The…

Spin It Round: The Moody Blues’ “Days of Future Passed” Cover Art

The Moody Blues released their second album, Days of Future Passed, in 1967, at the height of psychedelia. The title suggests a never-ending cycle of days, as travelling forward into a future that is already gone is an ungraspable play on delineations of time. The song titles chart the progression of a day, and some have subtitles taken from the lyrics, giving a more specific mood to the songs, and a narrative quality to the titles.