Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male PortraitureApril 2, 2019
I called Sylvia Sleigh a slay girl because she was beautiful inside out. Brave and independent, she pursued her own figurative style which by many was regarded as outmoded in the years of Pop Art dominance. She was...
Huguette Caland’s Linear EroticismMarch 26, 2019
Some see her art as sexualized. I’d rather see Huguette Caland’s linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration of intimacy of human bodies and relationships. She might be one of the most brilliant Arab artists...
Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should SeeJanuary 7, 2019
In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of sexual harassment. Various artists, mostly women, have treated this subject in art and I think...
Movember Edition of Male NudesNovember 15, 2018
It’s this time of year, November is a month of campaigning for raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s depression and suicide. Because I don’t want to repeat myself writing again about curious art mustaches (you can see...
Does My Bum Look Big In This? The Female Body In ArtJuly 9, 2018
From Kylie to the Kardashians, bums seem to be big news. But that’s not modern selfie culture – the female buttocks have been a symbol of fertility and beauty since early human history. As Meghan Trainor sings “it’s...
Start The Summer With Salvador DalíJune 21, 2018
Summer is officially on! If you’re still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you’ll be tempted to start the summer with Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala, to...
The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]June 8, 2018
The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he captured moments in which mythological, biblical, and historical characters seem to overlap with the real world...
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