First term seems to be flying by and already it is Reading Week!

It’s a very welcome opportunity to catch up on work, do some extra reading and visit home for a few days. I’ve booked tickets to see the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy which I’m very excited for, particularly as I really enjoyed learning about the topic last year as part of the Introduction to Modern Art unit.

Reading week is also a time to relax, especially following the essay deadline of last week. I chose to write my essay on how modern women artist’s use their bodies to interrogate identity, a subject I find fascinating. I did feel more pressure to write a great essay, especially as second year counts towards my degree, but I think it went okay!

A highlight of this term so far has been the course trip to see the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition at the Tate Modern. Having only ever seen printed reproductions of O’Keefe’s work prior to this, I was amazed by how vibrant and emotive her use of colour is when viewed in the flesh.

The rest of first term promises to be equally busy, with another essay due in within the month and preparations to begin for the 24-hour exam in December. I hope it doesn’t go by too fast!



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