Artists from the Edge


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Gramsci Monument, 2013, Bronx, New York

"I put things together that weren't meant to be put together"  

Thomas Hirschhorn

Every Picture Tells A Story presents new ways of looking at art.


Artist From The Edge presents an artist profile.  You are likely to have heard of some artists, others may be new to you.  Their art encourages us to reflect on the nature of art and the world we are living in. 


Photography and Art looks at how selected photographers and artists have used the camera to capture war, street scenes, politics and modernism.


Radical Women Artists.   In this exhibition, the work of Frida Kahlo, Paula Rego, Turner Prize winner, Lubaina Himid, photographer Ingrid Pollard and multi-media artist Lisa Reihana are featured.

Artemisia Gentileschi, a great artist,  puts women at the centre of 17th-century Italian painting.


Impressionism has always been popular among art gallery visitors. But are we seeing the full picture of the images they painted in the 1870s around Paris at the time of the Paris Commune?


Paintings from the National Gallery's Renaissance collection are explored within a broad social context.


The discussions of well known English Landscape Painters from the 18th and 19th centuries turn many assumptions about Gainsborough, Constable, Stubbs and Turner on their head. These paintings are drawn from the collections in Tate Britain and the National Gallery, London.


Art for Change explores how artists over the years have directly or indirectly addressed major political and social issues.


Copies of the paintings are used on this site.  For a bigger image go to Google and search with the painting's name and artist. Study each painting before you read the text. Art is about seeing and you will get more from this site if you have first looked closely at a painting.

Every Picture Tells A Story starts from the assumption that we do not need to have a degree in art history or attended art appreciation courses to understand artworks. With a little bit of help, we can all get more from art. 




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