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The male nude in art is not as often talked about as its female counterpart. However, apart from being easy on the eye, the male body in art is full of history and has undergone a host of fascinating transformations over the past 2000 years. We’ve put together 9 key moments for a whistlestop tour of art historical man candy. Read on, and we’ll reveal…

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Egon Schiele – 100 Years On

Posted by Published on October 12, 2018

The 31st of October 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the prolific Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, a fascinating artist famous for the scandals that surrounded him both personally and professionally. To commemorate a century since his passing, we have collated a few highlights from his impressive portfolio found in our archives, while recording some of the stories that surrounded them. Schiele…

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Top Art Exhibitions: March 2018

Posted by Published on February 27, 2018

Spring is in the air and it brings with it these wonderful exhibitions: Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy Tate Modern, London UK – 8 March – 9 September 2018 The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition to be shown at Tate Modern, it will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal…

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Nude artworks have been a popular subject throughout art history, yet most remained in their era’s realms of normalcy. Here are some of the painters that ventured to push the boundaries of what was considered appropriate or aesthetically pleasing for display, confronting themes of sexuality, idealistic body portrayals and femininity. Lucian Freud: Flesh and more flesh The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud painted truly intimate, revealing portraits that…

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100 years without Egon Schiele

Posted by Published on May 16, 2017

‘All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me’, claimed Egon Schiele, the centenary of whose death in 1918 is fast approaching. Others have criticised Schiele’s work as grotesque, disturbing and pornographic. An early exponent of the expressionist movement, Schiele’s style is characterised by distorted nudes and autobiographical themes, with such a prolific output of self-portraits as to rival Picasso. About the artist Egon…

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Exposing the History of Underwear

Posted by Published on April 6, 2016

There’s a pants party and you’re invited; the V&A’s much-anticipated exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will be revealing all to the public from the 16th April. It will examine the practicalities of various underwear models from the 18th century to the present day and their sexual appeal in fashion, as well as highlighting the occasional controversy sparked in regards to body image, gender and…

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