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Podcast and video: Rubens and body image in art

Part of our 'Provocations in art' series

Published 10 February 2015

Professor Germaine Greer, Dr Tom Shakespeare, Grayson Perry RA and Professor Mary Beard discuss the role art plays in creating and communicating body image.

  • The term ‘Rubenesque’ has defined the representation of the female figure in art since the Baroque period, but what role does visual art play now in creating and communicating body image? Feminist and academic Professor Germaine Greer joins sociologist and disability rights advocate Dr Tom Shakespeare and artist Grayson Perry RA to discuss the representation of the body in the visual arts and wider society.

    Professor Mary Beard, the RA’s Professor of Ancient Literature, chairs this panel.