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

Tate Modern Andy Warhol Exhibition

With galleries and museums finally opening up in post lockdown life, I secured my ticket for the Tate Modern's Warhol exhibition in a hot minute. Possibly one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, there are fewer names bigger in art history than Andy Warhol. This major exhibition explores Andy’s life and art … Continue reading Tate Modern Andy Warhol Exhibition

Revisited: Julien Marinetti at Park Lane

In today's 'Revisited' post, I am reminiscing on an amazing installation that came to the middle of Park Lane. Huge animal-shaped sculptures boldly stood outside the Dorchester Hotel in an explosion of bright colours and transformed the busy central London street into a miniature al-fresco art gallery. The large-scale sculptures; consisting of a French bulldog … Continue reading Revisited: Julien Marinetti at Park Lane

Revisited: The American Dream, Pop To The Present

The second post of my 'Revisited' series focuses on the fascinating exhibition 'The American Dream, Pop To The Present' which was shown at the British Museum in 2017. If you missed this phenomenal exhibition, this is a great catch-up post to recapture it. Spring 2017 saw the arrival of one of the year’s biggest exhibitions … Continue reading Revisited: The American Dream, Pop To The Present

Revisited: Botticelli Reimagined

With life on lockdown, it's going to be a while before I can start going to exhibitions again. Until then, have a new series 'Revisited' where I relive some of my favourite past exhibitions. Up first in the series is 'Botticelli Reimagined' which ran at the V&A from 5th March-3rd July 2016 and this is my … Continue reading Revisited: Botticelli Reimagined

Picasso Part 3: Nude, Green Leaves And Bust

The final instalment of the Picasso series focuses on 'Nude, Green Leaves And Bust.' Picasso painted this piece in one day in March 1932 and it sold for a record £70 million in May 2010 at Christie's in New York. Inspired by a personal and obsessive love story 'Nude, Green Leaves And Bust' hints at … Continue reading Picasso Part 3: Nude, Green Leaves And Bust

Picasso Part Two: The Three Dancers

The second instalment of the Picasso series focuses on the mind bending piece 'The Three Dancers.' Painted in 1925, this artwork is on display at the Tate Modern gallery and was featured in their landmark 'Picasso 1932' exhibition. At first glance, the image and title don't seem to match in that it is not a … Continue reading Picasso Part Two: The Three Dancers

Picasso Part One: Les Demoiselles D’Avignon

For my next art series, I am going to focus on one of my favourite artists, Pablo Picasso. Over three blog posts, I will be looking at a different Picasso painting and explore the stories within and behind the artwork. The first piece is a true staple of art history; Les Demoiselles D'Avignon. Les Demoiselles … Continue reading Picasso Part One: Les Demoiselles D’Avignon