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

Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination

A UNESCO World Heritage site and the most trending destination at the moment, this walled city is charming, hip and happening. Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik in Croatia offers culture, great food, shopping, beaches and a buzzing nightlife too, with the odd celeb spotting thrown in. Walking the Walls of the city is a must-do and best done with a tour … Continue reading Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination

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?

Angelina Jolie’s sick casting game!

Angelina Jolie recently gave a juicy, tell-all interview to Vanity Fair in their latest issue on her divorce with Brad Pitt, her diagnosis of Bell’s palsy and life as a single mother. However, what’s caused a storm are none of those revelations as much as the creepy “game” that was used to find the child star for her new directorial venture, They Killed My Father. … Continue reading Angelina Jolie’s sick casting game!