Welcome to HASTA, the history of art magazine affiliated with the University of St Andrews’ School of Art History. Publishing for the first time in 1983, we are the longest running publication associated with the university. Historically we published in print, but for the past two years we have worked entirely online.
We publish a variety of art and art history related pieces in different styles and formats, including feature-length studies; global art news coverage; keeping track of art and art history at the university; and information packets about individual artists.
If you are passionate about art history and the art world, then HASTA is the magazine for you! We are always keen for new writers, so please feel free to get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAGDALENA POLAK - Managing editor
Lena is a fourth year studying Art History and Russian. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she truly believes in the necessity of culture in our daily lives. Her interests in the arts are broad, spanning the visual arts, literature, theatre and opera.
During her year abroad in St Petersburg, she spent her time going to the theatre, opera and the Hermitage, where James Cox’ Peacock Clock captivated her specifically. Lena is especially interested in how the arts are used to create identity. The different standing and approach towards the arts in different cultures is of great interest to her; so was she fascinated by the pulsating and ever-present love for literature and theatre in St Petersburg.
Photography by John Rattray and David Lee