Inspired by light, passion and mystery. All images are copy-writed to myself, unless stated otherwise. No images may be used without consent.

  • Adrian Piper 1948
  • My calling card, ephemera from performances 1986-1990
  • She is a conceptual artist, concept comes before the medium, she sets the idea before deciding what medium to use.
  • Vanilla Nightmares Series 1986 she drew on adverts in newspapers.

  • Vanessa Beecroft, she is an American artist, she asks for models of a certain body shape. She gets them to stand in the gallery sometimes just wearing high heels. She also subjects them to a full body waxing, and sometimes makes them wear wigs.  This is female objectification, the women are totally exposed.

  • Sarah Barlett, she was exhibited because of her strange body shape. But this was at the same time bustles were in fashion in the upper classes.
  • Edouard Manet – Olympia 1863 Transgressive female sexuality, power of the gaze. Olympia is a high-class prostitute.

  • Titian – Venus of Urbino 1534, one of the first reclining nudes.

  • Marie Benoist. Portrait d’une negresse 1800. First study of a black woman on her own, picture may be seen as a protest against slavery.

  • Pablo Picasso – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon 1907 The women are prostitutes from Avignon Street. Some of the women have masks, they give you an identity but also takes it away. Picasso’s desire and fear.

  • F Holl and Day 1864 – 1933) The camera was really important for bringing back images from Africa. Ebony and Ivory 1899.
  • Yinka Shonibare Born in 1962. Scramble for Africa – 2003, A sculpture. Diary of a Victorian dandy 1998, it was commissioned by the London Underground .


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