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 (72)

Symbolism in Art: Frida Kahlo – Self Portrait with Monkey
Article date: Monday, September 4, 2017

Symbolism in Art: Frida Kahlo – Self Portrait with Monkey

“I paint myself because I’m so often alone and because I am the subject I know best,” Frida Kahlo. Born and raised in Mexico to a German father and a Pacific Islander mother, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) has become known for her self-portraiture and her unique painting style. Combining elements of traditional Mexican folk art, she studies every detail of her physique and transcends normalised structures of beauty.

Symbolism in Art: Irises – Van Gogh (1889)
Article date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Symbolism in Art: Irises – Van Gogh (1889)

There are 325 species of iris flower. Most wild iris are blue or purple. Vincent Van Gogh’s representation of a bouquet of iris flowers, titled Irises (1889), appears to show the blue variety, although records show that the original paint would have been a vibrant purple before the passing of time dulled the pigment.

Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat
Article date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kurt Schwitters’ Final Merz Barn Under Threat

“It is a priceless part of Europe’s modernist cultural and artistic legacy. We are doing our best not to let it be devalued or disrespected, but we need help.” Ian Hunter. Sometimes, as an arts journalist, you read something in the newspapers that fascinates you and compels you to find out more. The Guardian article “Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn under threat from property developers" by Hannah Ellis-Petersen was one of those articles for me. How is it possible that Schwitters’ Merz Bern, such an important piece of art history, could be under threat?

Art connects
Article date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Art connects

As an art magazine, we want to do more than just review the latest exhibitions and news stories. Following the horrific attacks in London and Manchester we want to turn our attention to the beauty and culture on offer in the capital, so we’ve decided to list some of the exhibitions that make it well worth a trip to the city.

Second Jeff Koons ‘License’ Piece Revealed
Article date: Monday, June 5, 2017

Second Jeff Koons ‘License’ Piece Revealed

Following the recent revelation that Jeff Koons had used the work of a Ukrainian artist for the basis of his widely acclaimed inflatable sculpture at the Rockefeller Centre, Artdependence can reveal that a second piece of derivative work has been uncovered amongst Koons’ Antiquities series.

Symbolism in Art: The Egg
Article date: Monday, June 5, 2017

Symbolism in Art: The Egg

The egg has always held particular symbolic significance, partly because it is a visual shorthand for new life and un-hatched potential. The egg brings hope and purity. It is a symbol of fertility and the circle of life. In some Asian cultures the egg is seen as a symbol of luck and wealth.

Iceland’s LAVA Centre Set top Open June 1st
Article date: Friday, May 26, 2017

Iceland’s LAVA Centre Set top Open June 1st

The ‘largest volcano and earthquake exhibition in Europe’ is due to open June 1st in Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland. LAVA is dedicated to the country’s volcanic landscape and will explore the geographic makeup of the local area through a series of interactive exhibits and educational activities.

Is Jeff Koons ‘Seated Ballerina’ A Copy of This Ukrainian Sculpture?
Article date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Is Jeff Koons ‘Seated Ballerina’ A Copy of This Ukrainian Sculpture?

Jeff Koons latest installation at the Rockefeller Centre features a 45 foot high inflatable ballerina that bears as striking resemblance to a little known work from Ukrainian sculptor Oksana Zhnikrup. Koons received praise and admiration on May 12th, 2017 when he released a 45 foot inflatable version of his ‘Seated Ballerina’ sculpture at Rockefeller Centre in New York, but Artdependence can reveal that the work bears several similarities to a work known as ‘Ballerina Lenochka’ from the artist Oksana Zhnikrup and the The Kiev Experimental Ceramic-Art Factory.

Symbolism in Art: The Pillow
Article date: Monday, May 1, 2017

Symbolism in Art: The Pillow

Contemporary Chinese surrealist painter and sculptor Zhang Xiaogang was born in Southern China in 1958. Often seen as Avant-Garde, Xiaogang’s artistic life has witnessed several important moments in China’s history, many of which are explored within his work. Perhaps the most defining brush with the political regime occurred during the early stages of Xiaogang’s life when he was brutally separated from his parents during the Cultural Revolution. They were sent to one of Mao’s notorious ‘study camps’, leaving him and his siblings behind.

Amicable Resolution to Moretti vs Zwirner Claim
Article date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amicable Resolution to Moretti vs Zwirner Claim

Artdependence can reveal that a legal case between art dealer David Zwirner and Old Master dealer Fabrizio Moretti has now been settled amicably. The $6 million case revolved around a work of sculpture from artist Jeff Koons.

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