• Philip Brophy, frame from Colour Me Dead—Chapter 5: The Hungry Vagina, 2013, synchronized high-definition animation displayed on 3 monitors, sound, 6 minutes. © Courtesy the artist

  • Colour Me Dead: Illustrated lecture series

    Art, sex and psychosis

    Wednesday 31 Jul 2013, 6.00- 7.00pm
    Philip Brophy

    Philip Brophy presents a series of 3 illustrated lectures based on the source paintings of the 6 parts of his current exhibition and forthcoming book. Brophy has examined more than 3,000 artworks to trace how the nude has historically been posed, lit, depicted, rendered and transformed. 

    Brophy asserts that ‘from Pablo Picasso’s grotesque shapes to Jackson Pollock’s splattered landscapes to Andy Warhol’s mortician’s gaze to Yves Klein’s exploitative anthropometries, modern artists have flirted with violent depictions of the body, decimating the once-idealised nude in a spectacle of aggressive deconstruction’.

    This lecture examines:

    Chapter 1: The Illuminated Nymph: How the body is spotlit, highlighted, centralised, telescoped.

    Chapter 2: The Lady In The Lake: How the muse titillates, lures, entraps, haunts.

    Come along early to view the exhibition before the lecture.

    RSVP by clicking the orange box above.

    More about the exhibition here



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