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How Banksy Became One of Britain’s Most Infamous Contemporary Artists

Posted on July 04, 2022 by Laura - | 0 comments
One morning in the late 90s, the town of Stokes Croft, Bristol awoke to a large wall mural depicting a teddy bear branding a molotov cocktail aimed at three armed policemen. The scene, which was painted across the wall of a solicitor’s office, is said to allude to the illegal raves that were becoming increasingly popular in the area. It is also thought that the specific trigger for this painting came from the Winterstoke Road riot; an event whereby police officers attacked unarmed partygoers. It was titled Mild Mild West (alluding to Bristol being in the west country) with the alias ‘Banksy’ signed below.  

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Meet the Artist – Jenna Gearing

Posted on June 27, 2022 by Laura - | 0 comments
When creating a sculpture, talented young artist Jenna Gearing describes the three most important processes to be “capturing, interpreting, and representing”.

Born in 1994, she is one of a new generation of gifted contemporary sculptors and has a proven track record of portraiture, animal sculpture and attention to detail.

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What is Modern Art?

Posted on June 13, 2022 by Laura - | 0 comments

The term, however, is actually used to describe artistic works created from the 1860s to 1970s (more recent and present day works are referred to as 'contemporary' or 'postmodern' art).

According to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Industrial Revolution greatly influenced late 19th Century artists to break with tradition, and to begin experimenting and creating art more suited to the evolving 'modern age'.

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A Brief History of Father's Day

Posted on June 06, 2022 by Laura - | 0 comments
This day of celebration for fatherhood is said to date back to the early 1500s when the Catholic Church supported its celebration on Saint Joseph's Day, otherwise known as 'The Feast of Saint Joseph'. The day reveres the "Nourisher of the Lord" (as referred to in Catholicism) or "the putative father of Jesus" (as known in Southern European tradition), and so was a fitting time to mark appreciation for Fathers.

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Home Decor Trends for Summer 2022

Posted on May 30, 2022 by Laura - | 0 comments

As we make our way into the temperate month of June, let's take a look at 5 décor trends tipped to be big this summer.

1 - Limitless Luxe

Pinterest summarise the Limitless Luxe trend as a way of introducing a little luxury into the “least-expected corners of your home”, so that every nook and cranny radiates luxe, and even the utility room or under-stairs study area are filled with opulence.

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