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The role of the life model is inextricably linked with the Western academic traditions of fine art associated with the emergence of the art academies during the Renaissance, popularised in the 17th and 18th centuries by the Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture in Paris and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The academies have become the filte...
Co-authored with Dominic Blake to accompany the Nina Hamnett Exhibition at Charleston Trust, 19 May - 30 August 2021. Nina Hamnett's work transcends the traditional boundaries between model and artist. Located on both sides of the easel, Hamnett raises existential questions about hte role of the model. Previously detached from the creative proces...