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 Cinemaโ€™ … 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 โ€œNude Green … Continue reading Women In Art: The Conventions In The Female Nude Genre

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 yearโ€™s biggest exhibitions … Continue reading Revisited: The American Dream, Pop To The Present

What Is Modern Art?

When looking at a Renaissance and a modern day artwork; the differences in style, technique and subject matter could not be more diverse. Indiscernible subject matter and unconventional creation modes are more commonplace than traditional painterly styles with fine detail. How did the transgression from one extreme to the other come about? Throughout art history, … Continue reading What Is Modern Art?