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Artist of the week: Robert Rauschenberg

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was an American painter and sculptor, who also worked in print, photography and performance art. Rauschenberg bridged the gaps between Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art. He was most well known for his 'Combines', in which Rauschenberg used non traditional materials and objects to [...]

Artist of the Week: Banksy!

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Banksy! Banksy is a 'Bristolian' artist, political activist, film director, and painter. The graffiti artist is famed for his satirical street artworks which he creates using stencils. His works combine dark humour with political and social commentary. Many local councils in the UK protect them with a perspex covering [...]

“People are hungry for creative playtime” — 5 years of PopUp Painting

On 12 April 2018 PopUp Painting will mark 5 years since its launch. In that time the company, which runs ‘social painting and wine’ events, has painted with over 17,000 guests across more than 1,000 events. The company operates across London, Birmingham and Manchester, with upcoming launches in Liverpool and Leeds. PopUp Painting was launched […]

10 Things You Can Only Do In Spring!

Olaf Has The Right Idea GIF from Olaf GIFs After an unusually cold and long winter it finally feels like Spring is in full swing. The birds are singing, the buds are blooming and the sun is shining (occasionally, it's still England after all). Join us in welcoming in the new season with 10 things [...]

Artist of the Week: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor and print maker who spent most of his adult life in France. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. His style [...]

15 Tastiest Pieces of Art!

Food art glorious food art! Food and art are some of our favourite things here at PopUp Painting! Here our some of our favourite pieces of art which are either made of food or depict food. You'll be raiding the fridge by the end of it... 1. Veggie Heart Collage by Julie's Kitchen Julie Lee creates [...]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton (b. 1965) is an American painter whose work is characterised by small scale portraits painted in a pale, luminous palette. She was born in Connecticut and studied her BA Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, where she still lives and works. The modest scale of Peyton’s paintings creates a sense [...]

Our highlights from Picasso at Tate Modern London

PopUp Painting popped up recently to visit Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern in London. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, known to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His style is characterized by his free spirit, eccentric style, and complete disregard for […]

Art Jargon: How to Describe an Artwork like a Pro!

Have you ever found yourself in front of an artwork and unable to find the words to describe it? Do not despair; we have compiled a list of words to help you on your way to critiquing any artwork! A good way to start is by focusing your description on line, contrast, tone, texture, scale, […]