Measuring success has always been a subjective matter. For some, such as many Asian communities, it’s based on a wealth of knowledge and prosperity, while others base success on the horsepower of their car and the price of their watch. Although, it is difficult for Asians in a western society to aim as high as wealthy white folk, as the playing field is far from level. Reporter: Anisha Chowdhury | Sub-Editor: Larissa Gliddon Amal now studies a Fine Art degree at Central Saint Martins | (Amal Ahmed) For as long as I remember, my mother would tell me about how her father came to this country and struggled for years to make ends meet, just to give his children the future they deserve. She then went on to tell me that she has also spent her whole life doing the same, getting married at 19
A-Level Art History students and teachers have won back their subject, but should we be happy about it? Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub- Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi Two weeks ago, A-level Art History was given a lifeline. The subject was set to be discontinued after Michael Gove declared it a ‘soft’ subject. This led to an uproar from students and teachers alike. Their raging campaign to change the government's mind proved successful but just how useful is this subject in the modern world? Many lump the subject under the category of ‘Art’ and see it as an easy one, taken by posh girls with no real academic substance. Those people, however, are wrong. Art history is a challenging academic subject that not only requires a substantial amount of reading and writing but also a good under
With the world going through a non-indifferent economic crisis (first with Brexit, then Trump and now the Italian referendum) it is no surprise that many stocks have gone down. The art auction business however, seems to tell a different story... Reporter: Cecilia Peruzzi | Sub-editor: Chloe Chapman Just a month ago Sotheby's, London's most renowned auction house, made the news for setting a new record at the David Bowie collection auction. The Bowie estate spent months on end collaborating with the auction house to put together a collection of over 350 works, ranging from 16th century Venetian altar pieces to contemporary ceramics and design products. The auction was divided in three parts with the first one, taking place on the evening of November 10th, having 47 pieces go under the ...
The life of the artist who lived through two World Wars and painted what he witnessed. Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub-Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi From wartime paintings shockingly portraying the horrors of trenches and battlefields, to picturesque landscapes featuring British woodlands and countrysides, Paul Nash threw himself into a lifetime of art and is considered a modern master. Born on 11th May, 1889 in London, Nash grew up in Buckinghamshire where he developed a passion for landscapes. He was educated at the Slade School of Art, where he was largely influenced by the work of William Blake, unlike many of his peers who were inspired by Roger Fry’s post-impressionist exhibitions in 1910 and 1912. In 1912, Nash transitioned from passionate student to professional artist after h