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
Young applies a layer of diamond dust to his canvases which adds a further layer of glitz to the already glittering stars beneath, the intensity of the dazzle changing subtly with the light. … More Beauty, brutality, celebrity… Breaking Boundaries at the Maddox Gallery, London
by Romana Khan – Assurance, Audit, EY UK&I The life room in the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is a relic of art education, where life drawing was essential. This now houses the Anatomy of a Doll installation by Cathie Pilkington, where in every corner lives a new face. In the room where a life model would have … More Is she even a she? Anatomy of a Doll at the Royal Academy of Arts
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
By Shivani Pema, Assurance Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) It may be that a quote near the entrance of the exhibition best sums up the essence of it all. This passion for flowers and gardens is as clear as day throughout the exhibition and fills … More Do we owe it to flowers that Monet became a painter?