Marie Antoinette has fascinated historians, storytellers and artists alike with her paradoxical nature. She had angelic features but was known for her sinful lifestyle. She lived in beautiful palaces but died as a prisoner. This article explores how Marie Antoinette was represented in some of her most iconic portraits.
Jean Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist who gained notoriety in the 1980s for his gritty neo-expressionist style. Neo-expressionism is a style of art that communicates vivid and jarring images which often leaves viewers feeling a sense of tension, alienation and ambiguity. Jean Michel Basquiat's work focused on the internal struggle that we can all relate to in this pandemic.
Lace is a delicate fabric created from thread to create a web like pattern. The threads originally used were gold and silver coloured silk but nowadays are predominantly made with white cotton thread. Lace is made by looping, plaiting and twisting threads independent of any woven surface. Lace making is a highly skilled and time consuming process. In some cases, only a few centimetres of fabric can be produced per day by hand.
This is an appreciation letter to all the breweries and distilleries around Australia who are fulfilling the need for hand sanitiser in this Covid- 19 pandemic. When Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced that the Coronavirus would become a global pandemic in February, many Australians engaged in panic buying stocking up on everything from toilet paper to pasta. Hand sanitiser was one of the first things to fly off the shelves. There has been a lot of misinformation about how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus but the World Health Organisation have said repreatedly that washing your hands in addition to the use of hand sanitiser is effective in protecting yourselves and others from the virus.
The New Yorker cartoons are supposed to critique modern day upper class life and have been doing so since the magazines publication in 1925. The New Yorker Cartoonist, Liana Finck, goes one step further and dissects the inner workings of the minds of modern day humans. In other words, it is like she can read my mind. Below I will analyse and comment on the cartoons that most resonated with me.
Franca Sozzani was the editor of Vogue Italia from 1988 up until her tragic death in 2016. Her work was considered controversial and she received constant backlash from critics about her Vogue Italia covers. Unfazed by the critics, she continued to create the most talked about magazine issues.