Specialist make up and hair artist Susan Swartzberg talks about her work , what lies behind the creations she makes and how the outcomes further inform new work.Please go to www.susanswartzberg.com to see further work
It was not until 1993 that the first woman artist, Rachel Whiteread won the annual Turner Prize awarded by Tate gallery. Until the 18th century, most female artists still originated from artistic families.
''The 18th century was marked by the rise of Academies which did not only determine the style but also took care of training artists. However, most women artists had little benefit from these Academies because the majority of them did not accept women. Most female artists therefore established themselves in alternative genres such as portrait painting and knitted goods. However, three women (two of which were among the founding members) gained access to the Royal Academy of Arts in the second half of the 18th century but they never gained an equal position to male artists due to emphasize on male nude model training which remained a major obstacle to female art students until the 20th century. Thus no women became a full member of the royal Academy until the 1930s, while the Royal Academy Schools started admitting women only after mid-19th century. Women were not able to study naked or nearly naked male models until the late 19th century when most art schools in Western Europe and the United States became more libera''
Womensartsinternational.co.uk, (2015). Women Artists Through Time. [online] Available at: http://www.womensartsinternational.co.uk/ [Accessed 24 Apr. 2015].
Rendering her female subjects,unclothed, as they truly are.
The Huffington Post, (2015). Finally, Artist Paints Female Nudes As They Really Are (NSFW). [online] Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/victoria-selbach_n_5648505.html [Accessed 24 Apr. 2015]
“I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.”– Herman Hesse
Gathering Leaves, (2015). Gathering Leaves. [online] Available at: https://gatheringleavesjournal.wordpress.com/ [Accessed 12 May 2015].