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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
Philip Brophy presents an illustrated lecture series based on the source paintings of the six 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 5: The Hungry Vagina How the body threatens, devastates, desiccates, devours.
Chapter 6: The Prostrate Christ How the body is laid out, kept flat, left lying, made horizontal.
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More about the exhibition here
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014