Erotica

Erotica

Masking and Unmasking Women in Art

Just a few weeks ago, Venice was transformed into a different world. It was carnival and people in masks were strolling through the city. There is a...

Katharina Windorfer 10 May 2019

Erotica

What Should We Look Like? Ask The Three Graces

No matter which show we look at – ‘America’s Next Top Model’, ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’ or ‘Make Me a Supermodel’ – we...

Katharina Windorfer 6 May 2019

WTF Art History

Apollo and Daphne #MeToo

In Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses, boastful, arrogant God Apollo is mad with love for the virginal river nymph Daphne after being shot with a golden...

Candy Bedworth 24 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn’t have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019

Women Artists

Sylvia Sleigh. A Slay Girl Who Rocked Male Portraiture

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...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2019

Women Artists

Huguette Caland’s Linear Eroticism

Some see her art as sexualized. I’d rather see Huguette Caland’s linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2019

Erotica

Rape? What Rape? Artworks Everyone Should See

In October 2017, #MeToo movement was founded, with the hashtag spreading virally and women all over the world sharing their stories of experience of...

Magda Michalska 7 January 2019

Surrealism

Start The Summer With Salvador Dalí

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...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

Literature

And it’s War! The Art Of The War Wounded

Being an English teacher, so much of what I look at is linked to the literary world.  With the previous examination specification, we used to be...

Wendy Gray 27 February 2018

Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018

Erotica

When the Inquisition Met Nude Maja

Which one do you prefer? The Nude Maja or The Clothed Maja? This question might have been asked by the painter Francisco Goya when he completed...

Magda Michalska 21 May 2017