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Art on everyday objects – napkins

I like the idea that you can draw on anything and call it art, or draw with anything and call it art. So when I heard about a hotel in Margate that has preserved and displayed napkins turned into artworks … Continue reading

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‘Do It’ yourself art?

Yesterday I managed to persuade my family to accompany me to the Do It Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery which I’d stumbled across on the BBC Website a while ago. I wanted to try to get them all engaged in … Continue reading

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1990s – tutorial notes

The 1990s means… Supermodels. What was it about these ladies that exploded them on to the celebrity scene in the 1990s? Was it their amazingly long legs? Was it the fact they refused to get out of bed for less … Continue reading

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Ism number seven – Neo-Conceptualism

Definition – Neo-Conceptualism Neo-Conceptualism was a label applied to the art of the 1980s and 1990s that continued Conceptualism’s questioning of the art object and the art institution, but with a close eye on the commodification of art and its … Continue reading

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Ism number one – Conceptualism

Definition – Conceptualism In broad terms Conceptualism is the art of concepts or¬†abstract ideas which take precedence¬†over traditional aesthetic or material concerns. Conceptualism began in the first half of the twentieth century. It began not as an art movement but … Continue reading

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