Archive for May, 2010

Knights Errant- Best of Graduation Show, Banbury Museum.

May 8th, 2010

Knights Errant- Best of Graduation Show, Banbury Museum.

The inspiration for this work came from re-reading Quentin Crisp’s autobiography ‘The Naked Civil Servant’, in which he states that an idealised ‘Great Dark Man’ does not exist. The wise, kind, brave and chivalrous ‘knight in shining armour’ is an unrealistic ideal of masculinity.The idea of knights and armour appealed to me on several levels. Firstly, the knight as an icon of masculine bravery, a heroic figure. Secondly, the idea of armour as a shell, a protective barrier to who we are, but also as an advertisement of personal status. Beneath any armour is a fallible, vulnerable person. Read the rest of this entry »

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