Author: Oliver Huntington

In the Studio with Francis Cape : Fragments

The Other End of the Line, 2010 interior with work by DeWitt Godfrey, Gina Occhiogrosso, Margo Mensing, Richard Garrison, Matt Harle photo Paul Kennedy Francis Cape’s straightforward-appearing art communicates a world view that is complex and sophisticated. As the son of a British diplomat, Cape was born in Portugal and grew up in major cities all over the world. This, and his apprenticeship to a wood carver in York, England from 1974-79 are early markers that led to his life with artist/wife Liza Phillips.  Their innovative yet traditional art practices enliven the light-filled rooms of their renovated home and...

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A Bungalow in Sydney Gets a Dramatic, Pavilion-Like Addition

The Binary House project began as a 1960’s yellow brick bungalow in Woolooware, Sydney, Australia, that was transformed by Christopher Polly Architect to include a dramatic, pavilion-like addition in the back. While the original house keeps it’s private front character, the back opens up and expands into the green yard to elevate the homeowners’ outdoor lifestyle. The original home contains bedrooms and service areas but with newly installed vaulted skylights that visually enlarge the spaces. The pavilion features a double height living room with an adjacent dining room and kitchen with an open sitting room above. Glass walls disappear,...

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Green Death | The Art History of Arsenic

“As to the arsenic scare a greater folly is hardly possible to imagine:  the doctors were bitten as people bitten by witch fever.” ~William Morris, The Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. 2 Arsenic in Art The discovery of a deep, vivid green by Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1775 led to a fashion craze lasting for a century. Although Scheele knew that the pigment he developed was highly poisonous, he also realized that it was unlike any other green pigment available to artists. The lure of bringing this deadly hue to market was an irresistible and lucrative...

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Bronze Leopard Sculpture £6500

Leopard Bronze Leopard Sculpture £6500 Price includes VAT at 20% and 24 hour UK mainland delivery Leopard sculpture 50x20x10cm in bronze. This stunning bronze leopard sculpture captures the animal walking in a relaxed pose, tail outstretched in an elegant curve, front paw lifted to complement the curve of the tail, allowing an intimate view of the pads on the paw. The head is turned slightly to engage the viewer whilst retaining the elegant, flowing line through the body. The face with gentle pant shows this to be a cat at ease, ears relaxed, showing off the grace and beauty...

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9 Bold & Powerful Women Who Shaped the Art World

Clockwise from top left: Betty Parsons (Photo: Lynn Gilbert [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons), Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargent, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Photo: Library of Congress), Gertrude Stein (Photo: Wide World Photos, Inc. via the Library of Congress), Gala Dalí (Photo: Narcís Sans Prats via the Ajuntament de Girona) While the art world has historically seen a gender imbalance, this doesn’t mean that there have not been important women working on the scene. Artists themselves often get highlighted, but many female art patrons past and present have helped shape the way we view art. In...

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