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Anna Harvey

29 May 2020

Trends We Love: Body-Positive Artworks

With months of quarantine, no access to the gym and a few failed attempts at a Zoom workout, many of us aren’t feeling particularly ‘body positive’. Now, however, more than ever, is time to thank our bodies and appreciate this intricate, brawny vessel in all its fleshy, positive glory (a few kilos heavier or not). Promote self-love through body-positive artworks and inspire everyone who enters your home. Here's how to build your body positive interior!

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Anna Harvey

26 May 2020

Why Memorial Day is an Ode to Jasper Johns’ Flag

A day with a complex history, as its origins are more uneven than Donald Trump’s hairline, Memorial Day is a national holiday observed on the last Monday of May in the US. The day not only seeks to honour those who died serving in the U.S. military, but is also an (unofficial) marker of the start of summer. Images of the Star-Spangled Banner fill social media and news outlets across the States, as graves of fallen military personnel are adorned with American flags. Citizens indulge in cookouts across a cherished three-day weekend, or flock to the mall to splash some cash in the hard-to-ignore sales. The Stars and Stripes is a ubiquitous symbol in not only art, but also fashion, design and music. In the mid-1950s, however, one artist changed our concept of the American flag forever, pushing his viewers to rethink not only its meaning but also what it means to be American entirely.

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Anna Harvey

20 May 2020

5 Incredible Facts to Discover About Frank Stella

Undoubtedly one of the influential figures of American art, Frank Stella’s masterpieces broadened the horizons of contemporary art to make way for his ‘maximalist’ 3D explorations of colour. His progressive approach to materials, including the use of aluminium, cars and generic household paint, changed the course of abstract art in the 1950s.

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Anna Harvey

19 May 2020

How We Used Colouring to Fight Coronavirus

As you’re probably aware by now, Italy and the world is in the midst of a rather serious crisis. Hospitals across the globe are filling up fast with patients needing urgent intensive care to cure the catastrophic effects of COVID-19.

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Alberto Lina

15 May 2020

Animal Crossing's Black Art Market: 3 Things You Need to Know

As we flock to the safety of virtual worlds to escape the unpleasant reality that surrounds us, we don’t expect to encounter the darker corners of crime-hit humanity. Not even Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2020 is safe from the coppery, cunning claws of resident mafioso, Redd.

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Alberto Lina

12 May 2020

5 Surreal Facts to Discover About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí, or Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech if you’re keen, remains the most famous and influential surrealist painter. His legacy continues to inspire today, where not only artists attempt to mirror his artistry, but hit shows like La Casa de Papel were influenced by his unique visage. When he wasn’t hanging out with artist buddies, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, he was busy creating a visual language to reproduce the masked corners of the human subconscious.

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Alberto Lina

08 May 2020

5 Amazing Facts to Discover About Keith Haring

Inspired by the vibrancy of Pop art, the political undertones of street art and the ever-changing landscape of New York City, Keith Haring was an icon of the 1980s art scene. His simplified depictions of people, hearts, babies and dogs defined his artistic legacy. In spite of the minimalist nature of his drawings, he was able to convey an incredible profundity, depth and nuance in his works. Artupia, therefore, brings you five things you didn’t know about the artist.

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Alberto Lina

06 May 2020

The 5 Phases of Lockdown Depicted Through Masterpieces

It has been 1 month, 3 weeks and 6 days since Italy was placed in lockdown (but who’s counting?), so we’ve come to recognise the 5 stages that make up the authentic quarantine experience. On Monday 4th May, Italians were allowed outside for reasons other than shopping for essentials, and pictures of citizens emerging from their hiding places, like a sleepy bear after hibernation, filled the internet.

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Alberto Lina

30 April 2020

5 Binge-Worthy Films About Art and Artists

A film about art often triggers a profound apathy in many, where the thought of watching a tortured (and usually highly-privileged) ‘artiste’ navigate life is nothing more than an eye-roll fest. We’re here, however, to show you that not every film about art is itself an experimental, art-house production realised in a warehouse-come-arcane-cinema in East London.

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Alberto Lina

27 April 2020

5 Out-Of-The-Blue Facts to Discover About Yves Klein

The child of two artists, Yves Klein’s penchant for painting ran in his blood. With no artistic training, Klein sought inspiration from his surroundings, jazz, eastern religions and esoteric literature. The young artist famously ‘divided up the universe’ with his creative friends, poet Claude Pascal and artist, Arman Fernadez. Pascal claimed language, Fernandez ruled the animal kingdom and Klein crucially chose the sky, claiming it to be his ‘first artwork.’ Convinced the future of the art world would be monochrome, Klein devoted his career to the colour blue, creating the International Klein Blue as a result. The exact formula for the colour has still never been revealed, with many creatives attempting to replicate it even today.

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Alberto Lina

21 April 2020

50 Years of Earth Day: What Art Taught Us About Climate Change

Today marks Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, where the annual event usually gathers up to a billion people worldwide through eco-initiatives. After a catastrophic oil spill in America in 1970, our mistreatment of the world left a oleaginous mark on public consciousness. Political and cultural differences took a step back and humanity united to combat the destruction of our home.