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Rosie Lesso

Rosie Lesso
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Rosie is a contributing writer and artist based in Scotland. She has produced writing for a wide range of arts organisations including Tate Modern, The National Galleries of Scotland, Art Monthly and Scottish Art News, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art. Previously she has worked in both curatorial and educational roles, discovering how stories and history can really enrich our experience of art.

What is Installation Art? 10 Artworks That Made History

  Installation art is one of the most powerful and immersive art forms in existence. In contrast with traditional art forms such as painting and...

These Are The 10 Most Sublime Landscape Paintings of All Time

  Sublime landscape paintings are one of art history’s most theatrical and emotive subjects, combining beauty, drama, and devastation in equal measure. The term ‘sublime’...

Using Art To Stage A Revolution By The Guerrilla Girls

  The rebellious Guerrilla Girls exploded into the contemporary art scene in the mid-1980s, donning gorilla masks and causing hair-raising provocation in the name of...

Photorealism: Understanding The Technical Mastery of Mundanity

  Photorealism is a radical art movement from 1960s North America that saw painters copying photographs in minute detail onto huge, expansive canvases. Throughout the...

How Clement Greenberg Shaped Modernist Art

  Renowned art critic Clement Greenberg was one of the most influential and respected voices of the 20th century. Known today as the “voice of...

10 Most Shocking & Controversial Art Ever Made

Throughout history artists have looked for ways to shake up tradition and question the role of art. Their courage has opened up exciting new...

The Terrible Reign of Emperor Galba (7 Facts)

  The cold and calculating Emperor Galba only ruled Rome for seven months but his short reign was filled with enough drama to secure his...

The Impact of Sigmund Freud’s Theories on Art

  Widely recognised as the “father of psychoanalysis”, Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud forever altered the way we see ourselves. Believing our adult behaviour is driven...

Emperor Claudius: 12 Facts About An Unlikely Hero

  Fourth Emperor of Ancient Rome from (r. 41 AD – 54 AD), Emperor Claudius was the most unlikely leader the Empire had ever encountered....

What Is Contemporary Art?

  Broadly speaking, the term “contemporary art” refers to art made by artists who are alive and working today. But not all art made today...

Emperor Caligula: 16 Facts About The Cruel Roman Emperor

Stories surrounding the life of Emperor Caligula, Rome’s third Emperor (r. 37 AD – 41 AD), have reached legendary proportions, making it hard to...

Pop Art: American vs. British (Famous Artists & Iconic Art from 40’s and 60’s)

One of the most famous art movements of all time, Pop Art defined the consumerist youth culture of the 1950s and 60s, making art...

Emperor Tiberius: 20 Facts about Ancient Rome’s Unpopular Leader

One of Rome’s least popular Emperors, Tiberius was forced into leadership, but spent much of his time living remotely on the island of Capri. Ruling with fear, he was eventually despised and rejected by the Roman people.

Eva Hesse: The Life of a Ground Breaking Sculptor

Though her career was cut tragically short, German-American sculptor Eva Hesse left behind a vast and influential legacy, shaping the future of Post-Minimalist sculpture.