An image of Dasha Zhukova, the partner of Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, sitting on a chair made from the mannequin of a black woman has sparked a racism row after it was published online. The editor of the magazine interviewing Ms Zhukova, Miroslava Duma, has since issued an apology on Instagram after the photo sparked an angry backlash. Pictures emerged yesterday of Ms Zhukova posing on a chair made from a half-naked mannequin of a black woman with its legs in the air. The chair, which has a cushion on the back of the mannequin's thighs, is similar to the fibreglass piece "Chair" produced by pop artist Allen Jones. Ms Zhukova had also posted the image on her own Instagram account, where it was met with a barrage of criticism. She too has removed the picture.
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Skip to main content. Data compiled by the Guardian in found that just four per cent of works in the National Gallery of Scotland were created by women. In the same year, Artfinder released statistics that revealed the only one of the top artworks sold in had been created by a female artist. Here, they have named a few of their favourite emerging black women artists living and working in the UK to watch and invest in…. The Thigh House is based on a Cuban myth that it was the job of black female slaves to make roof tiles on their thighs.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Sweden's culture minister is facing calls to step down after she was photographed cutting a cake shaped in the form of a naked black woman. According to Radio Sweden, the museum said the cake was supposed to highlight the issue of female circumcision.
Where are all the beautiful, powerful, black-skinned females from mythology and history? They were erased by Western art, argues Sophia Smith Galer. Clash of the Titans was one of the most popular films of How many of those rating the film had a classical education is unclear, but perhaps it would have performed better had its producers done their research.