Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

The Giant's Mirror
Friday, 01 February 2019 16:10

The Giant's Mirror

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Gaia She stayed silentas they cut her fringe.They took her liver too. They then cut her ovaries out,the bleeding didn't stop. They built bridges and damsas they planned to cut herwhite hands. Image and poem by Jowonder.
America at Work: the photography of Lewis Hine
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 06 December 2018 16:29

America at Work: the photography of Lewis Hine

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John Green reviews a new book about the life and work of Lewis W. Hine, one of the founders of of U.S. social photography. Lewis Hine's iconic images captured the harsh realities of a country undergoing deep transformation during the early part of the 20th century. Hine was born in…
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:24

Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience

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Mike Quille reviews Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience, and interviews the editor, Paul Sng. Paul Sng’s films – Sleaford Mods, and Dispossession: The Great Housing Swindle – have explored the lives of working-class people who have been ignored, marginalised or demonised by mainstream media, and who are protesting…
'The future of art hangs on the future of civilisation': The Artists' International and the Spanish Civil War
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:42

'The future of art hangs on the future of civilisation': The Artists' International and the Spanish Civil War

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Christine Lindey looks at the role of the Artists International Association in supporting the cause of the Spanish Republic. The early 20th century’s momentous upheavals politicised many people and artists were no exception. The mechanised carnage of the First World War, the 1920s Hunger Marches, the increased immiseration caused by…
Al Nakba: Disaster
Monday, 20 August 2018 12:23

Al Nakba: Disaster

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Adam Shehada introduces one of his artworks. This drawing is called Al Nakba, which is the Arabic for Disaster. I drew it from a photograph, using pencil and charcoals on paper, My intention is to express the long history of steadfastness and suffering implied in the old Palestinian woman's wrinkles,…
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