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Freya Magenta Bennett

Master of Fine Art

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About me

During my studies for my Masters of Fine Art, I have researched and created a series of Acrylic paintings titled ‘The Contemporary Witchhunt Series’, which visualises the witchhunts from a modern feminist perspective and allows the viewer to understand how this deep-rooted hatred towards women is still widespread across our society. Whilst also exhibiting at The Grundy in their Still Still Life exhibition.

‘The Contemporary Witchhunt Series’ is produced on my research on how our cultural and societal response to women cannot be untied from our historical treatment of women perceived as witches. The series of paintings are based on my research and personal experiences of living as a woman in contemporary society. The works range from still life and experiments from the body, drawing inspiration from Carolee Schneemann, Tai Shani and Audrey Fack and researching historical and contemporary debates within feminism from authors such as Laura Bates, Silvia Federici and Mona Chollet.

The Beheading

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Gathering Perspectives

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Emancipation Tools

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Who's Autonomy?

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Bodies That Remain

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Still Still Life Exhibition

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Still Still Life Exhibition

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Keywords: Still Life, Painting, Vanitas, Feminist, Feminism, Postmodern Gothic


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