- Teacher: Suzanne Walker
- Art History Lecture
- September 30, 2023
- 1:00 – 3:00 pm
This lecture is part of our ongoing WTF Art History series of lectures about the spicey, challenging, and confounding side of art.
Jenny Saville paints enormous paintings of enormous women, and she is not taking any of your patriarchal crap about it. She’s got bold ideas about representing women’s bodies, and delicious brushstrokes that will make you drool.
This lecture stars Saville’s lusciously painted, occasionally eerie, invariably mesmerizing images of women, trans people, and even a few men – well, maybe they’re men. With special guest appearances by a rock band, plastic surgeons, and Leonardo da Vinci (don’t worry, he won’t stay long). A fleshy feast for the eyes courtesy of an astounding, brilliant, bad-ass figure painter!
Suzanne Walker has a PhD in art history and a rich vocabulary of obscenities. She has taught art history courses at UC Berkeley, Tulane, the University of Washington, and Seattle University. When not ranting about art at the League, she enjoys ranting about art everywhere else, yelling at football games, and taking naps.