The Feminist School of Painting: Anatomy and Nudes with Maggs Dao
Anatomy and Nudes with Maggs Dao
November 10, 1–3pm
Representations of unclothed figures have been central in Western art history, specifically in Ancient Greece and later during the Renaissance. Nudes have notably conveyed specific—and often biased and binary—ideals of male and female beauty, emotions, and energy. This session will challenge traditional ideals of beauty by considering the various and complex anatomies and identities of the body. We will examine artworks that advocate for all types of bodies, made by fat activists, queer Latinx artists, and others. The workshop will also investigate the potential of collage and the avatar figure as possible tools for inventing and representing a mutant identity.
Maggs Dao is a queer multimedia artist. Their work investigates hybridity and multiplicity of bodies and of the Self.
Registration for the workshop is required.