Male Figure Drawing: What If You Couldn’t ‘Cause You’re A Girl, Carollyne Yardley, Oil pastel and oil on wood panel, 24" x 36", POR

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“When I was enrolled at the Visual Arts, Department of Fine Arts, University of Victoria to complete my undergrad, I didn’t fully appreciate the value and privilege of being able to participate in gender equal art classes. Specifically, drawing male nude models. When I returned to fine art almost a decade later, I still took for granted that this inclusive training was forbidden to women 150 years ago. I was inspired to revisit the male nude figure after watching, The Story of Women and Art, written and presented by historian, writer, and broadcaster Amanda Vickery, and Why Have There Been No Great Woman Artists? by prominent American art historian, Linda Nochlin”.