Oxfordshire’s ArtWeeks
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Oxfordshire’s ArtWeeks

This month has sheltered Oxfordshire’s ArtWeeks, an occasion for artists to showcase their work and present their studios to the public. Although I came down to Oxford much too late to appreciate it all (it finishes on Monday, and most regions held theirs towards the beginning of the month) I have been able yesterday to … Continue reading

Earthworks
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Earthworks

We are now back at the edge of the 1970s in the United States of America, and Minimalist art has had its impact as a critical movement. Minimalists, taking on the legacy left by Marcel Duchamp and his 1960s followers, took art to another level, one which did not care about aesthetics, one who did … Continue reading

Illuminated Apocalypse manuscripts: The Antichrist and his followers
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Illuminated Apocalypse manuscripts: The Antichrist and his followers

A major figure of illuminated Apocalypse manuscripts is that of Antichrist. Illustrated in many manuscripts from the thirteenth century, Antichrist was a figure of fear and desolation which Mediaeval Christians were taught was going to come before the Last Judgement and attempt to corrupt them, and the rest of the earth. Antichrist, as the name … Continue reading

Conceptual Art
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Conceptual Art

I am aware of how the end of last post introduced Earthworks and Land Art, but I thought this post here would fit very nicely straight after Minimalism. I wish here to introduce Conceptual Art, about which I’ll admit I was a bit excited to write, for I frankly used to not “get” Conceptual art … Continue reading

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Minimalism

You’ll surely have understood by now that nearly every movement had its idea on art’s meaning, and this is what makes the 1950s onwards so fascinating in art, especially in the big melting pot that America was for artists. Everyone came up with a new idea on what making art was meant to be, creating … Continue reading