Tag Archives: Laura Mulvey

uffizi: arcadia cash n’ carry

Zoffany, in the 1760’s was commissioned by Queen Charlotte to created a canvas that would immortalize the Uffizi, Florence’s major museum, and in particular the Renaissance treasures of the Medici collection. The visit to the Uffizi was a major goal … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Oscar for the “male gaze”

Since the first biblical patriarchs wandered out of Babylonia to the Egyptian Pharoahs and through the Greek theatre of Aristophanes to modern Hollywood, the male hero has been the center of the universe. Copernicus proved “man” was not the center … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Miscellaneous, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A NON-NARRATIVE GAZE: The Snuff Between The Action

It is a popular video on the web at the moment; yet it is eerie and creepy since there is an actual murder that takes place off camera about two minutes in. In other words a police officer killed John … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Miscellaneous, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LETTING YOUR HAIR DOWN WITH THE “HYENA IN PETTICOATS”

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797 ) was a radical in the sense that she desired to bridge the gap between mankind’s present circumstances and ultimate perfection. She was truly a child of the French Revolution and saw a new age of reason … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Marketing/Advertising/Media, Miscellaneous, Modern Arts/Craft, Music/Composition/Performance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE MALE GAZE:LOOKING IS RARELY A NEUTRAL OPERATION

The description of genius with feminine images did not serve to bridge the gulf between male and female artists, partly because of the different ways that their creativity was conceived. Actual childbirth was regarded as an outgrowth of women’s “natural” … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Marketing/Advertising/Media, Miscellaneous, Modern Arts/Craft, Music/Composition/Performance, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

ATTENTION MEN:THEY MAY EAT YOUR LUNCH

Once it is demonstrated that man and woman are not, and should not be constituted the same, either in character or in temperament, it follows that they should not have the same education. In following the directions of nature they … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Miscellaneous, Modern Arts/Craft, Music/Composition/Performance, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment