Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Shakespeare in art

    It’s the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death so here are our top Shakespeare inspired works of art. 'William Shakespeare' is a limited edition giclee from British photographic artist Mark Vessey. A beautiful line up of batter copies of Shakespeare’s 37 plays including many of the classic....
    It’s the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death so here are our top Shakespeare inspired works of art. 'William Shakespeare' is a limited edition giclee from British photographic artist Mark Vessey. A beautiful line up of batter copies of Shakespeare’s 37 plays including many of the classic orange penguin paperbacks. Ophelia from Shakespears Hamet has inspired artists again and again over the ages. The best known image is Pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais version of the tragic heroin. Millais’s treatment of the model for the painting has become infamous, as he forced the young Elizabeth Siddal to lie fully clothed in a tub of cold water while he completed his work. It also inspired other Pre-Raphaelite artists like Arthur Hughes. This image was used on The Jesus and Mary Chains 1992 album Honey’s Dead. Finally we have this new ethereal limited edition Ophelia from Rosie Emerson Swiss artist Henry Fuseli painted a series of images inspired by Shakespeare plays including the Withes from Macbeth and Titania from midsummer night’s dream. John Singer Sargent painted the famous artist Ellen Terry in one of her most famous rolls as Lady Macbeth. $test =
  • Happy 90th Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen turns 90 today! So here are our top regal prints featuring the queen in a number of guises. These two amazing pop art images are part of a series of silkscreens Andy Warhol produced in the 1980’s of reigning Queens. We love this winking Queen from British street art duo Prefab77, fi....
    The Queen turns 90 today! So here are our top regal prints featuring the queen in a number of guises. These two amazing pop art images are part of a series of silkscreens Andy Warhol produced in the 1980’s of reigning Queens. We love this winking Queen from British street art duo Prefab77, finished with beautiful metallic gold paint and from a signed edition of 100. One of the most iconic unofficial images of the queen is Jamie Reid’s reworking of the Cecil Beaton Silver Jubilee portrait of the Queen with a safety pin through her nose, for the cover for Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. The ‘Republic Box Set’ features black and white images of the Queen each in different compositions. This is an unusual portrait of the by Magnus Gjoen queen drawing from her image on the postage stamp it combines one of his recurring themes the skull. AME72 creates a great image of the Queen and Prince Phillip as Lego figures, with the Union Jack in the background. ‘Beauty on Beauty – 'Queen’ is a gorgeous limited edition print from Dirty Hans, featuring Her Majesty the Queen, adorned in a floral motif. View all Queen prints $test =
  • Our best garden inspired prints for national gardening week

    It’s national gardening week this week so we have pick some of our best prints to bring the outside in and get inspired to get out into the garden. First up we have Marc Quinn’s amazing floral compositions. He creates a still-life arrangement in his studio using flowers and fruit bought in Lond....
    It’s national gardening week this week so we have pick some of our best prints to bring the outside in and get inspired to get out into the garden. First up we have Marc Quinn’s amazing floral compositions. He creates a still-life arrangement in his studio using flowers and fruit bought in London on a particular day. Since most of the flowers and fruit in these compositions would never bloom at the same time, or even be found together in the natural world, they show us the way in which human desire has created new seasons - bringing together in one geographical location things that nature would not assemble. The paintings depict a frozen moment of 'unnatural' time. Often large in scale and dramatically coloured, their beauty belies a sinister subtext: the relentless human desire to control nature. Titled after freaks of ecology the works offer up a corrupt beauty that suggests our possible future. Claude Monet was not only a great artist but an amazing gardener. He created his masterpiece in his gardens in Givenchy France and these then inspired his most famous Water Lilly paintings. Eric Ravilious painted some beautiful garden views including this watercolour inspired by the green houses at Firle House in Sussex. You can just smell the ripening tomatoes. Gustav Klimt produced lots of floral paintings inspired by his summer holidays in in Villa Oleander, in Kammer on Lake Attersee. This one is a riot of flowers and foliage yellow sunflowers as well as red pink blue and white blooms. Bruce McLean produces beautiful strong and bold abstract flora works that are a riot of colour. The artist has hand painted onto this beautiful silkscreen print, giving it texture and depth, as well as making each one unique. The use of collaged elements adds an extra tactility to the surface. View all floral prints   $test =
  • Runners and riders in our top horse prints

    With the Grand National on today we thought we would give you our top equine inspired artworks from past and present. First up is Whistlejacket 2015 by Nick Smith. Based on George Stubbs painting of the race horse Whistlejacket each of the 1450 individual colour blocks that make up the image are na....
    With the Grand National on today we thought we would give you our top equine inspired artworks from past and present. First up is Whistlejacket 2015 by Nick Smith. Based on George Stubbs painting of the race horse Whistlejacket each of the 1450 individual colour blocks that make up the image are named after a different race horse many grand national winners and runners. An incredible image of an incredible animal. Next is Picassos Cheval a beautiful silkscreen print of a horse on heavy weight paper of one of Picasso’s line drawings of animals. His single line drawings are so simple but at the same time so powerful, as they create so much meaning from one single unbroken line. Picasso loved animals and kept a huge variety over his life-time, many of which appeared in his work, and particularly in his line drawings. Vichy- Horseshow is a great collection of riders bought together by Pop art icon sir Peter Blake. Chaucer’s pilgrims ride alongside medieval knights cowboys and English gentlemen in this eclectic collage horse show. A beautiful silkscreen print with glazes signed and numbered by Peter Blake. Horse racing was one of Sybil Andrews’s favourite themes and this her most popular. She captured the excitement and movement of the horses as they approach and clear the hedge. She also crated images of the spectators in wet race meeting. Lyrical by Wassily Kandinsky captures the movement of horse and man together in a beautiful expression of the experience of riding. Kandinsky sought a synthesis of the arts, in which meaning was created through the interaction of, and space between, text and image, sound and meaning, mark and blank space. The horses in Eric Ravilious’s works tend to be cut out of the hillside in chalk but they are no less majestic. There is also a horse on his Saddlers and Harness makers in his high street series. The Only Thing I'm Sure Of Is That I'm Sure Of Nothing and It Is My Heartfelt Desire To Improve But I Never Do by Charming Baker are two detailed silkscreens featuring horses heads. This fun piece from Magda Archer kitsch master features a fun and frisky pony with the text ‘Hormonal and Lovin It’ Borrowed Freedom by Marion Mcconaghie shows the freedom and sprit of the horse through her use of loose and sketchy strokes with careful fine lines creating a delicate yet energetic work. Heather J Ferguson is an artist who specializes in Equestrian themed art MELODIC MELODY is a striking giclee print that really captures the power and muscle of the race horses physique. View all horse prints $test =

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