Although she never identifies it in the titles of her paintings, Nina Murdoch constantly returns to a mysterious, shadowy place in Battersea. Here, gazing at a road dominated by heavy bridges and the insistent din of unseen London traffic, she finds herself mesmerised. Street kids who hang out in thi
Velimir Khlebnikov pseudonym of Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov, was a central part of the Russian Futurist movement, but his work and influence stretch far beyond it.
Khlebnikov belonged to the most significant Russian Futurist group Hylaea (along with Vladimir Mayakovsky, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Dav
The black and white tile piazzas of Italy inspired the work for which Riley is most famous -- an Op Art succession. Caught in a downpour, she noticed how the appearance of the checkerboard tiles shifted and blurred as the water streamed over them. From that point on, she explored the act of looking.
A cranky anti-poseur, Wyndham Lewis had a lot to say about modernity. The father of an obscure movement called Vorticism, he was on a continual quest for the pure, clear essence of his time. The artist himself described the movement as "Activity as opposed to the tasteful Passivity of Picasso; Sig