The Body Laid Bare: Most fascinating artwork?

The Body Laid Bare: Most fascinating artwork?


The work in the exhibition that fascinates me is actually one of the most modest works by a woman artist, Gwen John. It’s a depiction of the model Fenella Lovell and there’s really interesting accounts by Gwen John of how much she hated the model she was painting so I would love to know a little bit more about that relationship and you can see the tension in the model’s pose that this isn’t a sort of happy relationship between the artist and the person she’s painting.

Dereck Turner

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