Do the personal objects from Matisse’s studio form a secret history to his art? Matisse in the Studio at the RA

 by Nilay Patel, EY Alumnus I was never the artistic type and always thought this was due to having neither the skill nor the inspiration to create something. Previous Matisse exhibitions (e.g. ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ at the Tate Modern in 2014) focused on his skill and ability to make radical art with creative flair. ‘Matisse … More Do the personal objects from Matisse’s studio form a secret history to his art? Matisse in the Studio at the RA

What is it like in an artist’s studio? Behind the scenes with Vanessa Jackson

 By Angharad Mountford, EY Copywriter It’s a funny thing, stepping into an artist’s studio. Perhaps it’s like tiptoeing around someone’s bedroom, or opening up a private diary – there’s a feeling that you are entering a sacred space, one in which ideas are formed, decisions are made, creativity is initiated and yet one which also feels … More What is it like in an artist’s studio? Behind the scenes with Vanessa Jackson

How can we appreciate art without knowing much about it? A beginner’s guide

 By Lillith Vanian-George, Fraud & Investigation (F&I), Assurance I have always been interested in art, as a child I paid more attention in art class than math (probably explains my grades)! As I grew into my teens, however, I started to wonder if my (amateur at best) knowledge of art was enough to really appreciate galleries. … More How can we appreciate art without knowing much about it? A beginner’s guide

How can I learn from Wifredo Lam? A guide for art lovers who have a full time job

 By Michael Zhang – Assurance, Audit, EY UK&I Wifredo Lam is one of the most iconic artists to have emerged from Cuba in the twentieth century. I was lucky enough to have joined a tour of The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam, hosted by its Assistant Curator, Katy Wan, in October. As mentioned by Katy during … More How can I learn from Wifredo Lam? A guide for art lovers who have a full time job

When a painting is only half the price of a one bed flat in the city, it’s a bargain, right?

Author:  Angharad Mountford EY Copywriter London Art Fair. Now in its 28th year, the London Art Fair is once again attracting buyers and collectors, creatives and artists like bees to a honey pot. Housed this year in Islington’s Business Design Centre from January 20th-24th, the fair is a three floored exhibition of everything from fine … More When a painting is only half the price of a one bed flat in the city, it’s a bargain, right?

Are our personal actions a function of mass culture, or is mass culture derived from what we do?

‘The Art of Pop: Global Perspectives’- a talk at the Tate Modern. Yugoslavian Pop Art in the 60s and 70s- Rebranded and re-idealised soviet propaganda? Pop Art uses ‘mass culture’ to ‘create’ and is often colourful, bright and…kitschy – I guess today we could call them hipsters? And yet on one hand it described a … More Are our personal actions a function of mass culture, or is mass culture derived from what we do?