A strong man with a vulnerable, feminine twist or a feminine figure seeking and embodying stereotypical masculine values? Death and seven decades separate 20th century photographer Claude Cahun from contemporary artist Gillian Wearing, but it feels as though their ideas have interconnected and bounced off each other with sharp clarity and insight across their respective contexts. The notion of the mask is central to her work — a disturbing and engrossing performance for the camera in which Wearing creates hyperrealistic masks of her family, friends and artistic inspirations and poses in their guise.
It is based upon pure emotion translated into the world through diverse mediums — words, images, sounds, movements, creating a remarkable collections of experiences and history. Speaking of great art and its artists, it is unthinkable not to talk about the LGBT artistswho have shaped the prosperity of art and society, especially in the past century. Their voiceschanneled through art, have challenged general understandings of sexuality and gender and have established their key roles in a continuous fight for change and equality.
Art Attack Month:. Stageby Laneia The first well-recorded case of lesbian-produced photography is Emma Jean Gaywho was born in and taught herself photography in Lately the commercial and the artistic seem to blur together more than ever, and a new generation of keen-eyed queers are making waves in the industry.
Archive: Issue No. Sexiness and spunk aside, Jean Brundrit has consistently made her mark as a brave, uncompromising artist whose work gives new impetus to the old feminist dictum "the personal is political. Jean Brundrit's artistic production is concerned with identity, sexual orientation, gender, and in her most recent work, violence.
How times have changed. For several years there was only one book about gay and lesbian art, Sexual Politics: Homosexuality and Art in the Last Years in the West. Gay and Lesbian Issues in Art History, a narrow-focused study, came out in
Muholi's work focuses on race, gender and sexuality with a body of work looking at black lesbian, gay, transgenderand intersex individuals. Zanele Muholi was born on 19 July in UmlaziDurbanand raised there. They are the youngest of five children.
Sometimes I feel invisible. Like unless I wear a suit and tie or shave one side of my head, the world misses who I really am. I go to parties and its the men that are hitting on me. I smile and play nice when I say no.
This article presents glimpses of their lives. Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur created in — The scene is the horse market in Paris.