11th May 2017

New York is now home to the city’s first Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, which hopes to tackle common stereotypes and represent Arab Muslim artists. Launched on May 4th by Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani (who is part of the ruling family of Qatar) the gallery will stand among New York’s cultural read more ...

04th May 2017

This years Turner Prize shortlist revealed a noticeably older group of artists after the organisers decided to remove age restrictions, it has been reported.  Originally, since 1991, the Turner Prize had an upper age limit of 50 years, but this year the four artists range from 43 to 62. The read more ...

03rd May 2017

We are accustomed to seeing paintings hanging in museums and galleries as static objects. However, very rarely has a work of art remained in the same place over time. Most of them have backstories almost as incredible as the image painted on the canvas. Here are three of the most impressive. read more ...

02nd May 2017

Unseen artworks by the notorious architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh will go on display in Glasgow to celebrate the artist's 150th birthday, it has been reported.  In 2018, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will host a programme of events exhibiting work by Mackintosh and his read more ...

24th April 2017

ARK is the newest gallery on the art scene in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it’s not like anywhere most art lovers have been before. The exhibition space is housed in a former nuclear bunker that was built when Josip Broz Tito was president of Yugoslavia. The name itself stands for Atomska Ratna Komanda read more ...

18th April 2017

It has been revealed that the Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, also known as Canaletto, did not trace his works as previously believed and in fact sketched them with a pencil and ruler. Back in 1771, the artist’s biographer wrote that he used a camera obscura to trace some of his key art read more ...

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