Kitty Jackson

Kitty Jackson, UK (senior writer)
Kitty Jackson has worked as an arts journalist and writer for more than 10 years. She began her career as an Editorial Assistant at WhatsOnStage.com before moving to IdeasTap to become Assistant Editor. After four years Kitty moved towards digital content and began working with leading PR firm PHA Media, helping them to establish a digital department before moving to iProspect, where she was embedded within the digital content team creating content for leading brands including The Body Shop, Thomas Cook and British Gas. Kitty is now excited to return to the world of arts journalism at ArtDependence.

Articles (45)

Roy Lichtenstein and the Symbolism of the Cartoon
Article date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Roy Lichtenstein and the Symbolism of the Cartoon

American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein shook up the art world with his comic-strip inspired paintings and his bold reproductions of cartoon characters. He took images from popular culture, and reproduced them in his art to create new contexts and meanings, becoming one of the most famous pop artists of all time. Lichtenstein also made sculpture, prints and ceramics, but is best remembered for his painted works.

Enough is Enough: Concerns Raised for The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels
Article date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Enough is Enough: Concerns Raised for The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels is back in the news again, just weeks after it emerged that there were on-going problems caused by leaking roofs, the institution now faces issues with climate control that are putting priceless Dutch artworks in jeopardy.

Symbolism of Interiors in Félix Vallotton's Intimacies
Article date: Friday, July 19, 2019

Symbolism of Interiors in Félix Vallotton's Intimacies

Born on December 28, 1865, Félix Vallotton was a Swiss French painter and a lover of the theatre. His theatrical, stage-like paintings have often been overlooked by Western critics, but his ability to capture images that seem to suggest something unsaid, something lurking beneath the surface, paved the way for several European and American artists including Edward Hopper.

The Symbolism of Flowers in the Art of Georgia O’Keeffe
Article date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Symbolism of Flowers in the Art of Georgia O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe herself often commented that the colour and form of the flowers was more important than the subject matter, suggesting that she was interested in the natural form and capturing its beauty. Several feminist critics have praised O’Keeffe’s work as capturing feminist themes far ahead of their time. Certainly, in the era in which she was working, O’Keeffe was in a male-dominated world and was repeatedly reminded of her gender and otherness as she moved through the art world.

Symbolism of Fruit in Caravaggio’s Boy With a Basket
Article date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Symbolism of Fruit in Caravaggio’s Boy With a Basket

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a controversial painter from Lomardy, Northern Italy. He is known for creating dramatic paintings with a strong sense of lighting and drama. His work has inspired many modern painters.

Diane Arbus and the Use of Black and White
Article date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Diane Arbus and the Use of Black and White

Diane Arbus (Diane Nemerov) was born in New York City in 1923 to a wealthy Jewish family. Despite the prosperity of her surroundings, Diane’s early life was difficult. Her father worked long hours running his own company and her mother was prone to depression, often leaving her three children in the care of governesses and maids. It was a childhood that Diane would struggle to come to terms with and strive to leave behind.

Manet’s Symbolic Use of the Black Cat as a Female Companion
Article date: Monday, March 4, 2019

Manet’s Symbolic Use of the Black Cat as a Female Companion

Cats are well known to mankind and are a favoured domesticated animal around the world. As well as black magic and dark forces, cats can also be used to symbolise comfort and homeliness thanks to their association with domestic scenes. The cat is clearly comfortable on the sitters lap, suggesting that this is a familiar relationship. It is a far cry from Manet’s earlier use of a seductive, mischievous black cat, hiding against a dark backdrop and staring out towards the viewer.

Symbolism: Honeysuckle in Rubens’ Honeysuckle Bower
Article date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Symbolism: Honeysuckle in Rubens’ Honeysuckle Bower

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist who worked largely in the Baroque tradition. His paintings earned him a glowing reputation amongst Antwerp’s noble elite, allowing for rare financial stability during much of his life. Many of his paintings included mythical and historical symbolism and he also favoured images of hunting and noble life. Rubens classic style often involves bold colours and subjects.

Symbolism of the Naked Form in Schiele
Article date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Symbolism of the Naked Form in Schiele

Born in 1890, Austrian painter Egon Schiele is known as a controversial painter whose work defied all convention. With explicit depictions of the naked human form, he stripped away classical notions of beauty and focused on distorted, elongated figures that seemed to capture the essence or psyche of the sitter.

Symbolism of the Pitchfork in Grant Wood’s American Gothic
Article date: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Symbolism of the Pitchfork in Grant Wood’s American Gothic

American artist Grant DeVoloson Wood, usually known as Grant Wood, is best known for his work depicting images of the American Midwest. The painting that made him famous is his depiction of an Iowan famer and his stern-looking daughter, standing rigid in front of the gothic window of their white, wooden home.

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