Art beyond borders!

Lahore-born London-based artist Faiza Butt recently opened her exhibition of new paintings and ceramics entitled Brave New World at the Grosvenor Gallery in Mayfair, London. She is immensely talented and her works show ingenuity, with top collectors in the art world known to follow her work closely. Her pieces are created by images from current media and advertising, with an aim to capture and connect … Continue reading Art beyond borders!

Porto’s architectural renaissance

Porto, situated in the north west of Portugal and the second largest city after Lisbon, is fast becoming a popular weekend break for many. Just two hours from London, it’s a hop, skip and jump to this UNESCO listed destination.   So, how do you while away your time in this place? Well, wine tasting of course! The region is famed for the production of … Continue reading Porto’s architectural renaissance

Sex and abstracts at Frieze

It’s one of London’s greatest art events. Frieze London focuses on contemporary art while Frieze Masters showcases artworks done before 2000, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro and Tracey Emin. Whether you have come to browse or buy, there are budgets to suit all pockets and both Frieze and Frieze Masters have gone out of their way to make the event as eye-catching as … Continue reading Sex and abstracts at Frieze

Selfie – the new art form?

Being exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, this art show was all about ME ME ME. From Selfie to Self-Expression highlighted self-portraits painstakingly created over time by masters such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo and Van Gogh right down to the instant selfie on our smartphone. How we have evolved! The smartphone is being highlighted as the new form of artistic self-expression by us … Continue reading Selfie – the new art form?

What inspired Matisse to paint?

A new exhibition at the Royal Academy, London gives a first-hand look at some of the inanimate objects that the great French artist Henri Matisse collected and that played a fundamental role in his works of art. Some of the objects displayed were his two silver chocolate pots and a beautiful wooden 19th century Venetian chair, which it turns out Matisse was obsessed with when … Continue reading What inspired Matisse to paint?

Memories of Picasso

The 14th century Chateau Grimaldi, an impressive building overlooking Cap d’Antibes, was home to Pablo Picasso in 1946 for one year – a place from where he worked and lived out of a second floor studio. Coming here for the view alone is well worth the visit! In 1966, the building officially became the Picasso Museum and has been transformed into a wonderful gallery housing … Continue reading Memories of Picasso