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

Is she even a she? Anatomy of a Doll at the Royal Academy of Arts

 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

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

Is art an end or a beginning? Ai Weiwei and the art of activism

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and activist who came to attention in Britain after his Sunflower Seeds installation at Tate Modern in 2010. His work explores a number of themes including contemporary Chinese society, freedom of speech and even his own freedom. He currently lives and works in Beijing.           … More Is art an end or a beginning? Ai Weiwei and the art of activism