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 (55)

The Symbolism of The Baby in Keith Haring’s Work
Article date: Friday, December 13, 2019

The Symbolism of The Baby in Keith Haring’s Work

Perhaps one of the most recognizable image from Haring’s work, the radiant baby is a simple outline of a baby or person crawling on the floor on their hands and knees with lines emanating from them. Haring himself has commented that for him this baby represents youthful innocence, purity and goodness.

Simon Hewitt on Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom
Article date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Simon Hewitt on Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom

In October Hewitt released his new book, Leonardo da Vinci and The Book of Doom, investigating the subject of Leonardo’s beautiful and haunting portrait of Bianca Sforza known as La Bella Principessa, and comprehensively debunking claims made in 2015 by British artist and convicted forger Shaun Greenhalgh to have produced the work himself.

Symbolism of the Earring in the Girl with a Pearl Earring
Article date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Symbolism of the Earring in the Girl with a Pearl Earring

As far as historical records show, Vermeer did not leave Delft for any significant amount of time. Could this girl with her pearl earring and far away stare represent Vermeer himself, confined by the canvas and by the art itself, but dreaming and longing for far distant lands and adventures?

Turner Prize: The Bets Are Open
Article date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Turner Prize: The Bets Are Open

Betting website SkyBet have released odds for the winner of the Turner Prize 2019. The finalists are Oscar Murillo, Tai Shani, Helen Cammock and Lawrence Abu Hamdan. This year’s Turner Prize exhibition is currently being presented at the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate until January 12th, 2020.

Sculptor Luc Ledene On Capturing Emotion in Three Dimensions
Article date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sculptor Luc Ledene On Capturing Emotion in Three Dimensions

Belgian Sculptor Luc Ledene has been gathering a reputation as an artist to watch. His works play with form and matter, capturing something of humanity in their intricate curves and protrusions. ArtDependence caught up with Ledene to find out more about the ways he approaches the pieces he makes and the reasons he began creating sculptural pieces.

Dimitri Bogachuk: Capturing Silence
Article date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dimitri Bogachuk: Capturing Silence

Dimitri Bogachuk is a Kyiv-based photographer. His work has gained critical acclaim thanks to its uncanny ability to capture moments of apparent silence – the space in between. His work has a sense of peace and tranquillity that is at once calming, and unnerving.

Symbolism in Art: Goldfish
Article date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Symbolism in Art: Goldfish

Born in 1869 in Le Cateau, France, Matisse began to paint whilst recovering from an operation. His painting and sculpture work would defy the expectations of the art world and make him one of the best-known artists of the 20th century and the leader of a group of the Fauve group. The Fauve group defied the realism and representation of Impressionism, and instead used strong colour and shapes to express emotion.

Hong Kong Unrest and the Artworld: What does the Future Hold?
Article date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Hong Kong Unrest and the Artworld: What does the Future Hold?

For the last 11 weeks, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been staging a series of protests against the apparent erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy. Authorities are alleged to have responded with undue force, seeing an increase in the level of violence involved in the protests. The clashes began as the result of a controversial extradition bill, and have now taken on a wider significance as citizens display their opposition to the current political climate.

Symbolism in Art: The Bull in Picasso’s Guernica
Article date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Symbolism in Art: The Bull in Picasso’s Guernica

Picasso was once quoted as saying ‘If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined with a line, it might represent a minotaur’. Certainly, the magnificent minotaur was certainly one of Picasso’s most persistent obsessions, as was it’s less fantasistic cousin, the bull. The bull and the bullfighter are repeated images in Picasso’s work, seeming to speak to his Spanish roots.

Rubens and the Symbolism of the Self Portrait
Article date: Monday, September 2, 2019

Rubens and the Symbolism of the Self Portrait

Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most important artists of the seventeenth century as well as a successful diplomat, scholar and courtier. His paintings were highly regarded by the nobility and he was an influential figure during most of his lifetime. He specialised in creating altarpieces, history paintings, portraits and landscape work. His unique style captured the Baroque aesthetic.

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