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WELCOME TO JUST AN ART FANATIC

I guess you could call me an aspiring art critic, an admirer of Clive Bell and Frida Kahlo reincarnated with a dash of Rococo.

 

The 'Male Graze'

The 'Male Graze' and the objectification of the female nude in Art History. The campaign by the Guerrilla Girls.

Over-rated 'masterpiece'

The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world and it shouldn't be. This is the first of a new series where I explore over-rated art

Parasite: Tragicomedy of Class

This draws upon the perceptible class divisions and the intended hierarchical juxtaposition of the two families in the movie Parasite.

An essay about Artemesia Gentileschi...

How did Artemisia Gentileschi use subject matter to explore the strength and independence of Women? Artemisia Gentileschi was one of very...

The views of Oxford

I will very rarely write about Architecture as I simply know nothing about it. But I am doing a module this term called Oxofrd Buildings...

Is Gaugin's artistic career tainted?

For my birthday I went to go and see Gaugin portraits at the National Gallery with my economics fanatic father. Going with someone who is...

Living Colour

I have never known much about abstract expressionism but when I started learning about Jackson Pollock l started to admire this...

Does fame lie with the artist or the art?

My friend Fergus and I were discussing the changing role of art and artists nowadays. He brought to my attention that the name of the...

A quick update

So, it’s been a while, slightly too long. The thing is I’ve been fortunate enough to have been to India. My three friends and I flew into...

Unconscious Landscape

I've always admired looking at the extent of art in people's collections. This fascination started when I saw the collection of Peggy...

What makes art valuable?

This is a difficult question and one which I have been thinking about over the last few days. A few days ago Jeff Koons was crowned the...

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MY PAINTINGS

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2nd piece, cheers for being amazing mode
2nd piece, cheers for being amazing mode
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Imprinted..jpg
Brush em’ (_izzymoulding thanks for bein
Brush em’ (_izzymoulding thanks for bein
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Touchin tits.jpg
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mama 🎨.jpg
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_scottsydney Nass prep..jpg
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Absolution..jpg
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Feeling it ;).jpg
Cara Thayer and Louie Van Patten study.j
Cara Thayer and Louie Van Patten study.j
Many thanks to that Welsh boy from NASS.
Many thanks to that Welsh boy from NASS.
 
 

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A BIT ABOUT ME

My name is Alexia and I am 20 years old. I am currently studying History of art at Oxford Brookes University and found that it has inspired me to really look at art with a different eye. I follow a critic called Jerry Saltz on Instagram and through reading his work and looking at the writings of Vasari and Clive Bell I have realised that I have an extreme love for writing and talking about art. I do paint in my spare time and have always loved it but I have always found it so interesting to learn new things about artists. I remember learning about the life of Toulouse-Lautrec when I wrote about Women at their 'toilette' for my A-level coursework and being completely fascinated by his absinthe addiction and what he got up to. When you find out about the life and personality of an artist it really changes your opinion on their works which is not necessarily a good thing but it is something which is completely relevant. When I learnt about The Bloomsbury group and how they intended to dissociate form, colour and lines with a subject matter I learnt this new way of observing art. I always find that keeping an open mind no matter how hard it may be is the only way to fully and truly appreciate a piece, so that is what I intend to use this blog for.