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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Cindy Sherman Becomes Honorary Member The Royal Academy of Arts

Photographer Cindy Sherman, has been invited by The Royal Academy Of Arts in London, to become an honourary member. This rare token has been given to only a handful of elite American and international Artists, in the last century. Sherman was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1954. She studied art at Buffalo State College (1972–6) specializing in photography. Her photographs are portraits of herself in various scenarios that parody stereotypes of woman. Numerous characters and settings are drawn from sources of popular culture: old movies, television soaps and pulp magazines. While the mood of Sherman's early works ranges from quiet introspection to provocative sensuality, there are elements of horror and decay.  Read More....

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