Visual Arts

Style Check: when art and fashion collide

Peng Wei and Sergio Rossi collaborated on eight one-off works of art.

Partnering with Chinese artists seems to be a growing trend for international fashion labels - and no prizes for guessing why. All eyes are focused on the region as a producer as well as a consumer of creativity.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 2:05pm

Underneath the colours

One of Cezanne's many interpretations of Mont Sainte-Victoire (detail). He painted the mountain in Aix-en-Provence more than 60 times.

Paul Cezanne demands of us. Like no one else's, his paintings push and pull at our vision. His mountains seen through trees and his tabletops of apples upset our notions of "here" and of "there", of light, matter and distance: what constitutes a feeling and what an object get radically spun about.

4 Nov 2012 - 10:33am

Matias Faldbakken's bipolar sculptures

Faldbakken explores the ideas of "in-betweenness" and "polarities" in his crushed-object sculptures using cars.

Matias Faldbakken is inspecting the damage on the bottom of an imposing row of coin-operated bank lockers. Bisected across their front by a skittering gash that is almost like a brushstroke, these bright red lockers fill up the main exhibition space at the Simon Lee Gallery.

28 Oct 2012 - 4:48pm

Range roving

The Medici chairs





2 Nov 2012 - 12:09am

On a whimsical

On a whimsical

Off-centre designer Jaime Hayon has no creative limits - and he wouldn't have it any other way. Giovanna Dunmall follows his eclectic path to worldwide success.

2 Nov 2012 - 12:32am

Show time

The bird-apartment treehouse

Japanese creative agency nendo is winning fans worldwide with its simple design philosophy, writes Kylie Knott.

1 Nov 2012 - 11:58pm

In the picture

Rouge Baiser Blindfold by fashion artist René Gruau. Images: East Of Mayfair

A new online design salon is reviving the art of fashion illustration, writes Khuroum Bukhari.

8 Nov 2012 - 10:50pm

United colours of Beijing

ANDC, a member of the ABS Crew, fills in details on a mural on Jingming Lu, near Jiantai Bridge. Photos: Laura Fitch

The capital's graffiti artists have come out of the shadows and are finding the city surprisingly welcoming, writes Laura Fitch.

27 Oct 2012 - 11:21pm

Muslim artists rise to the 'no body' challenge

Ali Hassan's Nun I.

Artists in the Middle East have proved creative in the face of Islam's bar on depictions of the human body, as Fionnuala McHugh discovers.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:46pm

Something new: pick up a Picasso

Collins & Kent's gallery in Hong Kong features affordable prints from art-world greats, including Picasso (below).

Auction season can be bittersweet

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

A granny flat like no other

A granny flat like no other

Modern style was achieved with traditional techniques in a typical Hong Kong high-rise.

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

New, penetrating insights into a Picasso masterpiece

Photo: Handout

"The most important painting of the twentieth century." This was said of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon before the century was even half over. It remains one of the most original and disturbing works in the history of art.

14 Oct 2012 - 1:11pm

Take 5: Pastry brushes

Take 5: Pastry brushes

This kitchen tool needs to be flexible enough to grease a baking pan or egg wash a delicate pastry. Janice Leung bristles with excitement

Select Nylon Brush

5 Oct 2012 - 10:32am 1 comment

Hip of the old block

Hip of the old block

A lovingly restored SoHo walk-up is an elegant art deco refuge that allows its tenant to time travel away from the party scene below.

6 Oct 2012 - 11:55pm

Beauty buzz

Beauty buzz


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6 Oct 2012 - 11:54pm