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 (40)

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.

Interview with Lynn Davis - 'It's My Journey, But You Can Go There Too'
Article date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Interview with Lynn Davis - 'It's My Journey, But You Can Go There Too'

American photographer Lynn Davis is best known for her large-scale photographs in black and white. She staged her first exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1979 alongside Robert Mapplethorpe, a long time friend. After a life changing trip to Greenland in 1986, she shifted her focus towards landscape work and away from the human form.

David Hockney’s Childhood Home Sells to Private Owners
Article date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

David Hockney’s Childhood Home Sells to Private Owners

David Hockney’s childhood home in the British city of Bradford has gone on the market and sold to private owners for an estimated sum of £140,000 (around $178,000). Hockney became the world’s most expensive living artist after his painting Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold for $90m at an auction at Christies in New York.

Symbolism in Art: Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs
Article date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Symbolism in Art: Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs

Jeff Koons’ reproduction balloon animals are amongst some of his most recognisable pieces. Usually rendered in a mirror-finished stainless steel in a variety of colours, the works reflect an element of childhood play and disposable culture but in a definitive, substantial form.

Warhol’s Interview Magazine Closes After 50 Years
Article date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Warhol’s Interview Magazine Closes After 50 Years

Andy Warhol’s legendary fashion and art publication, Interview Magazine, will close its doors after 50 years as a beacon of New York pop and fashion culture. The magazine was founded by Warhol in 1969 and has been covering cutting edge lifestyle movements ever since.

Diversity in the Arts: Why Are the Working Classes Still Underrepresented?
Article date: Monday, May 7, 2018

Diversity in the Arts: Why Are the Working Classes Still Underrepresented?

A new report, published in the UK on April 16th, claims that the working class are still dramatically under-represented in most areas of the arts including film, broadcast, publishing and performance.

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