• Spekyng Rybawdy

Jackson, Melanie, 2020, Book, Spekyng Rybawdy Procreate Project, London, UK. ISBN 9781838262914

Abstract or Description:

An artist’s publication of drawings by Melanie Jackson inspired by a particular set of medieval ‘obscenities’ known as the ‘bawdy badges’ – reimagined and redrawn as a procession in ink and pigment with a short introductory essay by the artist. These badges delight in hybridity – an extravagant imaginary of social and sexual reproduction. The very public, motile, wandering agency of these body parts as beings is as surprising and satisfactory to the contemporary eye as the medieval one. They are at once comical, self mocking, judgemental, generous, cruel, rapturous, emancipatory, banal, profane, erotic, ridiculous, devout, secular and cut through with an erotic drive for the divine.

Official URL: https://www.procreateproject.com/product/melanie-j...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 13:43
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2023 13:43
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5404
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