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Artists who dropped out of School

As the school year begins once again, here at PopUp Painting we got reminiscing about our School days; what we learnt there, what we didn’t.. We then went on to discuss different artists who dropped out of school or university, and how this actually was a huge factor in them becoming an artist. Pablo Picasso […]

6 Paintings that sum up the last Hen Do you were on

Back from a hen do? Is it all a little hazy? These paintings may trigger some memories. 1. A Cheeky ‘Bev’ at the airport 2. The hen party getting off the plane. 3. The hen after a game of ‘Mr & Mrs’ 4. Heading home after having one ‘cheeky’ drink. 5. Taking the hen back […]

8 Paintings that sum up Love Island

1. The face’s of contestants when Caroline Flack enters the villa unexpectedly 2. A night in the the Hideaway 3. When a contestant finds out their bae has been grafting with someone else. 4. When a contestant is dumped from the villa. 5. When someone fails the lie detector test. 6. Just a general day […]

What’s on this August

Summer is now in full swing! And here is a list of the best things to do in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. London 9th – 11th August – Craft Beer Festival – A weekend not to be missed for any beer lover. A ticket to the event gives you access to all beers as […]

Paintings of Edinburgh

August is here, and in Edinburgh, this means one thing; Fringe Festival. Throughout the month Scotland’s capital is transformed into an explosion of performance and culture from around the globe. To celebrate this year’s Fringe Festival we are going to show you some beautiful paintings of Edinburgh. We begin looking at Lucy Amanda Art and […]

We ran 10 famous portraits through the FaceApp and the results were… interesting

FaceApp is taking the world by storm, so we decided to run some of the world's most famous portraits through it The results were really... something. What's your fave? 1. Van Gogh, Self Portrait (1889) Van Gogh's beautiful brush strokes seem to have protected him from the worst of the FaceApp! 2. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with [...]

What’s on this July

Summer is here! And here is a list of the best things to do in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. London 6th July – Pride Parade – This year marks the 50th anniversary since the birth of modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Think activism, celebration, diversity – this is the most colourful parade London hosts. […]

10 of the Most Beautiful Places in London

With Summer finally here, it’s time to get outside and explore 10 the most beautiful places in London. Primrose Hill Set on the Northern side of Regents Park, Primrose Hill has clear views of Central London. The affluent area is now home to many celebrities, so bring a picnic enjoy the views and see if […]

5 Things you didn’t know about Edward Hopper’s House by The Railroad, 1925

Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) is known as one of the most important American artists of the Twentieth century. Hopper’s paintings normally carry the theme of isolation and loneliness. Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad depicts a grand but worn Victorian house fronted by tracks of a railroad. The tracks act as a barrier making […]

Paintings of Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Wimbledon Tennis Championships has been gracing South West London since 1877. The first competition attracted 22 men to compete and a crowd of 200 watched. Spencer Gore won the first ever Wimbledon tournament. The 1880’s saw the competition develop with Men’s doubles and Ladies singles being introduced into the tournament. Maud Watson became the first […]