Our nude body is surely the most controversial element of ourselves…across the ages, it has relentlessly caused social and political conversations – and complications. In the ancient Greek world Rose Balston will explore the evolution of the nude as a political tool. As she moves from antiquity, she will travel towards the imagery of the “shameful” medieval body, through to the heroism of Michelangelo’s Renaissance nudes, and the feminist flesh of 20th century Jenny Saville.
Lectures are recorded and will be released at 12:30pm GMT on Wednesdays via Zoom Webinars. For Members, they are available to watch on catch-up via Tixoom (Silver & Student Membership = one week. Gold Membership = anytime throughout the series). All series include a 2-week mid-term break.