(Image Copyright: BBC. Image Credit: Bethany Hobbs) Gemma Blackshaw, Professor of Art History, will be talking about her research in the BBC Studios Production film Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires, which broadcasts on 10th November, 9pm, on BBC Two. Struck down by the Spanish Flu in 1918, aged just 28, in his short life Egon… Continue reading Professor Gemma Blackshaw interview on forthcoming BBC film ‘Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires’
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Mother Figure (On Being Painted by Chantal Joffe)
The following was written by Gemma Blackshaw, Professor of Art History, for the major exhibition Chantal Joffe: Personal Feeling is the Main Thing at The Lowry, Salford (19 May – 2 September 2018), which displayed new and recent paintings by Joffe alongside paintings by Paula Modersohn-Becker. Sunday 11 March I woke for the first… Continue reading Mother Figure (On Being Painted by Chantal Joffe)
‘Crazier than I am, or crazier than I look?’ Egon Schiele’s Self-Portraits
Gemma Blackshaw, Professor of Art History, writes: More than any other image, the self-portrait declares the artist as the subject of the work of art, and the work of art as the means by which we might know him (my use of the masculine pronoun is deliberate here), in all his creative, spiritual and sexual… Continue reading ‘Crazier than I am, or crazier than I look?’ Egon Schiele’s Self-Portraits
Masters Student in Art History wins major national prize for her research on the ‘Stupid Sketches’ of French Post-Impressionist, Émile Bernard.
Fiona Saint-Davis, a student on the ResM Art History programme at the University of Plymouth, has won the coveted national ‘Undergraduate Dissertation Prize’ offered by the Association of Art Historians, the body which represents the discipline in the UK. Against the stiffest competition, with submissions from the largest Art History departments in the country, Fiona… Continue reading Masters Student in Art History wins major national prize for her research on the ‘Stupid Sketches’ of French Post-Impressionist, Émile Bernard.
Twisted Brilliance: The 1909–1918 catalogue of Egon Schiele, as never seen before
Gemma Blackshaw, Professor of Art History at Plymouth University, is an internationally acknowledged expert on the Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890–1918). Her work on the sexual provocateur who shocked Viennese audiences with his explicit images of the naked and contorted body has been described in The Burlington Magazine as ‘densely documented, rigorously argued and delightfully… Continue reading Twisted Brilliance: The 1909–1918 catalogue of Egon Schiele, as never seen before
Arts and Humanities research events this week at Plymouth University
The following research events are taking place in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities this week. Please contact email@example.com if you would like further information. 16th May 2017, 7pm in Roland Levinsky Building Lecture Theatre 2 – Prof Lucy Bland on “Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’: The Children of Black GIs and White Women Born in World War… Continue reading Arts and Humanities research events this week at Plymouth University
Feature: “Waiting for a cure: Oskar Kokoschka’s Portraits of Tubercular Patients”
By GEMMA BLACKSHAW The modern period has been historicised as one of heroic advancement in the visual arts, a time marked by artists’ experimentation with new materials and methods, and representation of new ways of seeing. What is less acknowledged in this history is the role played by medicine, a field which was also marching forwards… Continue reading Feature: “Waiting for a cure: Oskar Kokoschka’s Portraits of Tubercular Patients”
Feature: “Confessional Painting: Recent work by Chantal Joffe”
BY GEMMA BLACKSHAW Linda, you are leaving your old body now. It lies flat, an old butterfly, all arm, all leg, all wing, loose as an old dress. I reach out toward it but my fingers turn to cankers and I am motherwarm and used, just as your childhood is used. (Anne Sexton, ‘Mother and… Continue reading Feature: “Confessional Painting: Recent work by Chantal Joffe”