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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 […]

Musicians Who Paint

With Glastonbury kickstarting the festival season this Month, here in the PopUp Painting office we got chatting about the common link between musical and visual artists. Many members of the most iconic bands studied at Art College before pursuing a career in music (think The Bealtes, Rolling Stones, Pulp..). These are a few that kept […]

The Best UK Festivals to go to this Summer

Is it? could it be? We think Summer is (finally) in the air! And that means it’s time to start booking in those festivals. Here at PopUp Painting we have made a list of the best UK festivals for you all to go to this summer. Camp Wildfire Camp Wildfire combines the thrill and fun […]

National Beer Day Interview: Seven Bro7hers Brewers

It’s National Beer Day on Saturday 15th June, and we thought we’d celebrate not only by cracking open a bottle of something chilled but by chatting to our favourite family run brewery, Seven Bro7hers. So, for those of those who don’t already know, why are you called Seven Bro7hers? We are called Seven Bro7hers Brewery […]

Chelsea Flower Show artist Spotlight

Chelsea Flower Show this year falls between Tuesday 21st May and Saturday 25th May. This vibrant exhibition of flowers and plants signals the beginning to every gardeners summer. The event takes place in the Royal Hospital Chelsea by the Royal Horticultural Society. To celebrate this annual event, we are looking at emerging artists who use […]

Six of the Best Date Spots in London

Hot date? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best date spots in London that are sure to impress. Frank’s Cafe, Peckham I’m afraid I am starting this blog with somewhere that is only open during the summer. Frank’s Cafe popped up on top of a carpark in South-East London in 2009 hosting […]

Six of the Most Iconic Paintings in The National Gallery

Rokeby Venus – Velazquez Also known as The Toilet of Venus, this painting shows the  goddess Venus with her son Cupid holding up a mirror for her to gaze at her reflection. Originally from Spain, Velazquez caused outrage with his female nude as the Spanish Church disapproved and the controversy didn’t stop there. In 1914, a lady visiting […]

5 Hidden Places of Art in London

Sir John Soane’s Museum Just inside what appears to be three standard London town houses near Holborn, is the old home of architect, Sir John Soane. Today, this is a museum which is free to the public, however under the request of Sir John Sloane’s will – the layout of the buildings have not been […]

Alps, Alps, Baby

Three Girls, Three Countries, Three Days. This is what Anna Perkins is preparing to do this summer, raising in money for The Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester. However, this trio are not stopping there, they are raising money left, right and centre for this cause. We chat to Anna Perkins about this incredible journey. Could […]