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 Cinemaโ€™ … Continue reading Women In Art Part 2: What Is The Male Gaze?

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

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