Tag Archives: gender

Give the people what they want

For all his virtues, John Singer Sargent distorted the female form as cynically as any modern adman. His society women are absurdly tall and lanky. They are depersonalized mannequins for the fantastic clothing that was his (and their) real interest. He was hardly alone. From Nefertiti to the modern era, women’s figures have been manipulated in […]

I wish I’d thought of that

We often hear, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That is true in the art world, but it’s also true that it’s who you are or—more specifically—who people think you are. A recent story in the Telegraph confirms that idea. Fifteen years ago, Alexandre Ouairy was just another unknown European living in boomtown […]