BritArt, artists and art
Young British Artists or YBAs (also Brit artists and Britart) is the name given to a group of conceptual artists, painters, sculptors and installation artists based in the United Kingdom, most (though not all) of whom attended Goldsmiths College in London. The term Young British Artists is derived from shows of that name staged at the Saatchi Gallery from 1992 onwards, which brought the artists to fame.
If you study a great work of art, you'll probably find the artist was a kind of genius. And geniuses are different to you and me. So let's have no talk of temperamental, self-absorbed and petulant babies. Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on. I love them all.
It was while he was travelling through the wilds of Mexico several years ago that Damien Hirst was first struck by the idea of using a human skull in his work. Surveying the remains of Aztec and Mayan skeletons as he delved into the histories of the fallen civilisations, he was inspired by the idea of taking something from the past and bringing it back to life through the defiant power of art...