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Process diary

Georgia McGlennon

Ascham School

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Drawing on the influences of both the contemporary photographer Annie Leibovitz and the Renaissance through Leonardo da Vinci, I sought to challenge the notion of originality and society’s conventions. Using digital technology and drawing on editorials found in current fashion magazines, I am attempting to question the development of religion and its relevance, or lack thereof, to a global consumer culture.

Influencing artists: Annie Leibovitz, Leonardo da Vinci, Grace Coddington (creative director, US Vogue)

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Collection connections

What is your initial response to Mary Magdalane by Bernardino Campi? Carefully analyse this work considering the subject matter and compositional structure. How does it reflect the Renaissance sensibility?

Look carefully at Georgia McGlennon’s body of work. How does she show evidence of the Renaissance style? What is the artist trying to communicate to her contemporary audience? Discuss how being influenced by a traditional art style can still have relevance in today’s world.