The Tarot Garden: Life lessons at “a small Eden where man and nature meet” along Tuscany’s coast

Tarot decks come in all shapes, sizes, and artistic interpretations. Traditionally a deck of cards, one such artist took the art of tarot a step towards new heights by creating the Tarot Garden – featuring huge, colourful steel sculptures representing the major arcana. French artist Niki de Saint de Phalle realised her passion for the tarot by creating beautiful sculptures depicting the 22 Major Arcana of the … Continue reading The Tarot Garden: Life lessons at “a small Eden where man and nature meet” along Tuscany’s coast

Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Land/Sea is an exhibition which explores the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment. Land/Sea – which is a Ffotogallery Touring Exhibition and is currently on display at Aberyswyth Arts Centre – includes selected groups of work from artist Mike Perry’s series Môr Plastig (Welsh for ‘plastic sea’), in which he collects and forensically photographs plastic objects such as bottles, shoes and packaging washed up on the … Continue reading Land/Sea: Exhibition explores tensions between humanity and the natural environment

Jill Pelto: Creating “glaciogenic art” based on climate change data

Artist and scientist Jill Pelto is constructing new ways to communicate science through art, covering both positive and negative issues that depict the reality of the current ecosystem. The artist, who graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in earth science and studio art, creates paintings based on graphs of data on the environmental effects of climate change – including glacial melt, animal … Continue reading Jill Pelto: Creating “glaciogenic art” based on climate change data

Louis Wain & The Cat Show: Cat art in its Victorian and Edwardian splendour

British artist Louis Wain is well known for his admiration of the feline species, having depicted them in hundreds of drawings. Now Chris Beetles Gallery, near Piccadilly in London, is showcasing the very best of cat art in the Louis Wain & The Cat Show 2018 exhibition. This year’s annual exhibition of the world’s most celebrated cat art includes almost 200 works – over 125 … Continue reading Louis Wain & The Cat Show: Cat art in its Victorian and Edwardian splendour

Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

“I wanted to do a big blue bee” says Louise. “I’ve done one quite small, but then I’m not sure who would buy a big blue bee.” 1,075 more words via Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City Continue reading Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

B Creative Festival: Young women’s art fest focuses on what it means to be a woman

B Creative Festival is a fest of “arts activism” – featuring original theatre, dance, spoken word, music, and photography – created and curated by young women for young women. Taking place across venues in Islington from today (Thursday 23 August) through to Friday 24 August, B Creative Festival shares the work of a group of young women, aged 16-25, which focuses on power, strength and what it means … Continue reading B Creative Festival: Young women’s art fest focuses on what it means to be a woman

World’s first semi-submerged gallery, Coralarium, opens in Maldives

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created a semi-submerged art gallery in the Maldives, filled with nearly 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species. The installation, Coralarium, was constructed for the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi hotel. The frame, made from pH-neutral marine steel, is punctuated with cutouts mimicking the organic forms found in the water, making it a solid yet … Continue reading World’s first semi-submerged gallery, Coralarium, opens in Maldives

US’s first ever Underwater Museum of Art opens to support marine life

Underwater art with an environmental purpose is now available for divers to peruse at the US’s first ever Underwater Museum of Art. The museum, which is in the Gulf of Mexico, lies at a depth of approximately 60feet and at a distance of 0.7-miles from the shore of Grayton Beach State Park located in South Walton, Florida. Each year, a juried selection of sculptural works, drawn from … Continue reading US’s first ever Underwater Museum of Art opens to support marine life

Michael Jackson: On The Wall – a must-see exhibition for MJ fans of all generations

Michael Jackson is quite easily the most influential man in music of all time, if not one of the most influential men in music, depending on where you sit. The influence of this multi-talented musician and entertainer on artists worldwide is now the subject of an exhibition, Michael Jackson: On The Wall, at London’s National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, which is part of the National Portrait … Continue reading Michael Jackson: On The Wall – a must-see exhibition for MJ fans of all generations

Pamela Colman Smith: The true energy and essence behind the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck

The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck is one of the most well-known and widely-used decks around the world, used by beginners and veteran Tarot users alike. Yet it is also the deck that omits the truth and fails to honour the very “creator” whose energy and essence prevails throughout the deck. That omission is the recognition of […] via Pamela Colman Smith: The true energy and essence behind … Continue reading Pamela Colman Smith: The true energy and essence behind the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck