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

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

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

Tim Walker ‘Wonderful Things’ Exhibition

I love spending weekends visiting exhibitions. The last one that I visited was the Mary Quant show at the V&A. This past weekend, I returned to the V&A for a sumptuous exhibition, Tim Walker 'Wonderful Things,' This British fashion photographer is one of the world's most inventive photographers, and this exhibition is the most incredible … Continue reading Tim Walker ‘Wonderful Things’ Exhibition

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

Mary Quant Exhibition

One of the perks of not working on Mondays is that it frees time to go to places when there are fewer crowds. On my latest spare Monday afternoon, I managed to see the Mary Quant exhibition in its final weeks at the V&A. In a first ever retrospective of the British designer, the exhibition … Continue reading Mary Quant Exhibition