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Issue 1

(December 2012)


Review of Beyoncé's Lemonade

Illustration by Tennessee Williams So we return to my favourite and the en vogue subject - Beyoncé. And lemonade. Lemonadé? The semiotic indication of the word lemonade has changed forever. No longer will the word signify the sweet tangy drink that sends your salivary glands racing. Rather, it will recall the iconic, cult visual album released by Beyonce last week. This is a record that transcends Beyonce’s oeuvre and vindicates her into a whole new league of genre - is it hip hop? trap? electro? or even punk? Every track (some calibrated with artists that vary from Jack White to The Weeknd) assumes a different tone like the canonical Beatles self-titled. Beyoncé is a master of transcendence

Vogue 100

Illustration by Hannah Dixon This month we got the fantastic invitation to cover the Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. As we both studied the 3rd year course, Fashion and Photography: Viewing and Reviewing Global images of Dress with Rebecca Arnold, we had already spent a lot of time with Vogue and were excited to see its one hundred year history first hand. As you enter the exhibition you’re invited to look up at a cluster of tall pillars, covered from floor to ceiling with magazine covers spanning ten decades. The effect is one of overwhelming colour. From detailed portrayals of women working in the war and 20s illustrations next to fifties collages by Irving Penn besi

On 'The Night Manager'

My housemate and I watched the The Night Manager together and had wildly different reactions to it. Here are two responses to BBC’s tribute to Tom Hiddleston’s face, or you know, the eagerly anticipated and watched adaptation of John le Carre’s The Night Manger: The Night Manager was a blur. Hazy shots of Mallorca intermixed with close ups of Tom Hiddleston’s face. I started watching the series for Tom Hiddleston and frankly, only stayed for Angela Burr (Olivia Coleman), and her spy best friend from America, Joel Steadman (David Harewood). And Jed’s (Elizabeth Debecki) dresses - those beautiful, pastel fabrics that just floated around ethereally in both the Spanish sun and grittier, camp out

…And Wishing You Were Far Away, The Lloyds Club, 3rd March – 1st July 2016

In the monochrome depths of the City, reside two enchanting surprises for art-lovers. The first is The Lloyds Club, a private member’s club housed in a grade II listed building; the second – and most important – is the exhibition, …And Wishing You Were Far Away, currently on show within. Spread across all three floors, the show exhibits contemporary works by three artists, Roxy Walsh, Suzie Hamilton and Persi Darukhanawala. Structured by the curatorial collective, Patch, and curated by their founder and director, Katie Heller, and exhibited artist, Darukhanawala, the exhibition combines great organisation of diverse artworks with a creative raison d’etre that results in a superbly synthesise

End of Term SU Update!

Well done on getting to the end of another long term! Hope you’re all currently having a well-earned break! This term has seen continuing changes in the SU. It was very exciting to see the launch of Courtauldian Online (currently hosting this article). To give the Courtauldian a platform to host articles all year round our dedicated web team have worked tirelessly to make the stunning new website. If you would like to write anything for the Courtauldian Online please email We would also like to welcome our new Women’s Officer, Lily Evans-Hill, to the SU Committee. She will be working hard with us to review and deal with any issues affecting women at the Cour

Meg de Milo

In the 1997 movie Hercules, there is an amusing scene (for an art history student at least) in which Hercules skims a rock across a pond, accidently knocking the arms off a female sculpture. Meg looks at the sculpture for a moment and says: 'It looks better that way. It really does.' The altered sculpture is of course, the Venus de Milo, wittily inserted in her white and fragmented state, into this Disney cartoon. Watching Hercules again has revealed a whole host of these pretty hilarious Classical winks that were most definitely lost on my younger ears - 'Indoor plumbing: it’s gonna be big' or '…that Oedipus thing! Man, I thought I had problems!' and my particular favourite 'You wanna buy a

On R. A. Villanueva’s These Bodies Lacking Parts

Term has ended and I finally feel comfortable reading books that are available beyond the vaults of the Courtauld Library. Recently, I have started reading more poetry. A wave that began with an invitation to the opening of the Bare Lit Festival (UK’s first literature festival for writers of colour) has now settled into a steady appreciation for poetry of all kinds. As I tried to run away from the art history section in various libraries, I found myself drawn to learning about art and its history through a different mode - through the poems that were recommended to me and the poems that I just happened to find in books and anthologies. One such book that was handed to me was R.A. Villanueva’

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