Phoebe Homer: Artsfest 2021 Gallery


Project Title: Reimagining Pre-Raphaelitism

In the western philosophical tradition, the gendering of nature as female can be traced back to the writings of Aristotle. I have explored the romantic, feminine perspective prevalent in the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite movement and feel a need to re-imagine this tradition from a modern perspective, through the lens of a less gender binary society. In addition, technology advancements in our world have lessened the need for artists in some ways, and photography can sometimes be considered an ‘easier’ way to capture the details we wish of memories remembered for a long time. Therefore, I wanted to bring back to life the aesthetics and importance of the details that are hard to capture in paintings whilst also combining all that I have learnt about photography as they are both mediums which keep the creativeness in our lives apparent.