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

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

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

The Art Of Fashion

Designed to be looked at, experiencing different movements and trends, the worlds of art and fashion have forever been entwined. Just as artists have called upon classical stories and myths for subject matters in their paintings, many fashion designers have turned to artists for inspiration and have been influenced by contemporary art movements. The most … Continue reading The Art Of Fashion

What Is Pop Art?

Pop is probably one of the most well-known art movements in history; so well-known and widespread in fact that it permeates the arts to this day. The key players were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosequist and Tom Wessleman. Between them, they delivered some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. The term … Continue reading What Is Pop Art?

The Jan Van Eyck Mystery

Nestled in the Sainsbury Wing of London’s National Gallery is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings: Jan van Eyck’s the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’. It is an undisputed masterpiece of Northern Renaissance art. It was painted in 1434 and is probably the best known Netherlandish fifteenth century painting. With clues scattered throughout the composition, the ‘Arnolfini … Continue reading The Jan Van Eyck Mystery