Women In Art Part 3: How Female Artists Redefined The Female Nude Genre

The concluding part of the 'Women In The Art' series explores how the female artist Ana Mendieta challenged the conventions of the female nude genre in the postmodern art world. In Mendieta's art, she explored themes on female sexuality and bias in terms of how the female gender was traditionally perceived by society.   Like many … Continue reading Women In Art Part 3: How Female Artists Redefined The Female Nude Genre

Women In Art Part 2: What Is The Male Gaze?

A term heard often when concerning the female nude in art is the 'male gaze;' but what is the male gaze? Objectification of women in art and the way in which they are portrayed is known as the male gaze. The theory, coined by Laura Mulvey in her theoretical essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ … Continue reading Women In Art Part 2: What Is The Male Gaze?

Women In Art: The Conventions In The Female Nude Genre

One of my favourite subjects in Art History is that of gender; particularly how women are depicted in art. The female nude is a genre with a set of conventions that have been established with regard to how women are portrayed. Women are most frequently illustrated in a reclining pose, such as in the “Nude Green … Continue reading Women In Art: The Conventions In The Female Nude Genre

The Kiss In Art History Part 3: Roy Lichtenstein

The final part of 'The Kiss In Art History' series focuses on 'Kiss V' by Roy Lichtenstein painted in 1964. Lichtenstein's comic book style art shocked the world when it first emerged in the Pop Art movement in the 1960s. 'Kiss V' embodies all the hallmarks of Lichtenstein's iconic style; bold primary colours, heavy black … Continue reading The Kiss In Art History Part 3: Roy Lichtenstein

The Kiss In Art History Part 2: Auguste Rodin

Part Two of my mini series 'The Kiss In Art History' focuses on Auguste Rodin's sculpture 'The Kiss.' If you missed Part One: Gustav Klimt, it can be viewed in the Art category of the blog. The Kiss; the infamous sculpture by Auguste Rodin between 1901-4 immediately conjures up romantic and passionate sentiments of an intense love … Continue reading The Kiss In Art History Part 2: Auguste Rodin

This Kiss in Art History Part One: Gustav Klimt

The Kiss in Art History Series Part One: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt With Valentine's Day arriving tomorrow, love is everywhere I turn at the moment. With that in mind, it feels like the perfect time to indulge in the romance of art. Over the next three weeks, I will be publishing a series of … Continue reading This Kiss in Art History Part One: Gustav Klimt