I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I’ve been a huge fan of Anne Desmet’s work since I was a teen. They’re like Piranesi in tiny, wood-engraved form with a formalist appeal akin to M.C. Escher. She frequently lifts motifs from historic sites with the Babylonian Tower of Babel as a constant. AnneContinue reading “REVIEW | Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope – Pallant House Gallery, Chichester”
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There’s more to Marcantonio Raimondi than just porn!
‘[…] Giulio Romano caused Marc’ Antonio to engrave twenty plates showing all the various ways, attitudes, and positions in which licentious men have intercourse with women; and, what was worse, for each plate Messer Pietro Aretino wrote a most indecent sonnet, insomuch that I know not which was the greater, the offence to the eyeContinue reading “There’s more to Marcantonio Raimondi than just porn!”
Beautifully Obscene: The History of the Erotic Print – Call for Funding
Studio 3 Gallery presents Beautifully Obscene: The History of the Erotic Print, 15th May – 12th June 2015. The exhibition aims to cover a range of artists, technical and thematic approaches spanning over the course of 500 years. The principal aim is to study the aesthetics of the human form and sexuality in order toContinue reading “Beautifully Obscene: The History of the Erotic Print – Call for Funding”
UNDEREXPOSED – a tribute to female artists
A version of this article also appears on the Studio 3 Gallery blog. In the space of ten seconds, how many female artists can you think of? Now repeat the same exercise but with male artists… Off the top of my head I counted four female artists – Artemisia Gentileschi, Barbara Hepworth, Marina Abramović andContinue reading “UNDEREXPOSED – a tribute to female artists”
Summer Exhibition 2013 – slightly different from usual…just ‘slightly’.
A few months ago I was welcomed home by a rather strange envelope from the Royal Academy of Arts. I wondered what it could be. Turns out I was invited to the buyer’s viewing of the 245th annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Having never been formally invited to such events, I was feelingContinue reading “Summer Exhibition 2013 – slightly different from usual…just ‘slightly’.”