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Reform Magazine | July 14, 2020

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Art in Focus

Art in focus: July/August 2020

26/06/2020 |

Solar SystemEllen Harding Baker, wool-fabric applique, silk embroidery

In 1876, the solar system was all the rage. Ellen Harding Baker was an astronomer – an acceptable field of interest for women in the 19th century – and was looking for … Read More

Art in focus: May 2020

24/04/2020 |

GaiaLuke Jerram

We have been gazing at the moon for millennia but the first time humankind saw the earth first hand – a beautiful blue and white sphere floating in space – was in 1968, with Nasa’s Apollo 8 mission. … Read More

Art in focus: April 2020

01/04/2020 |

Transfiguration, from the Gunda Gunde Gospels

In the remote Tigre region of Ethiopia there is a monastery dating back to the late 14th century. Legend has it that it is built on a crater where there lived a dragon named … Read More

Art in focus: March 2020

21/02/2020 |

Three HaresRob Pepper

These three hares can be seen cavorting in the centre of the chancel ceiling in St Luke’s Church, West Holloway, London. They were painted when the artist Rob Pepper, who is a member of St Luke’s, led … Read More

Art in focus: February 2020

27/01/2020 |

Die Taufe (The Baptism) Adi Holzer

The Austrian artist Adi Holzer is quoted as saying: ‘The artist has the task of making the invisible visible, to trace the secrets of existence.’ Here, he takes an unusual and uncompromising look at … Read More

Art in focus: December 2019/January 2020

27/12/2019 |

Journey of the Magi (detail) Basilica Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, mosaic

Did you send a Christmas card featuring three kings, with crowns, riding on camels against a night sky in which a special star is glinting? Lots of people did. But because … Read More