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
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?
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
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 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
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
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
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
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?
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