[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]A[/dropcap]rt is all about personal taste and this is something we are all entitled to express. Because we will never all agree, there will always be controversy in art
– DegreeArt’s Elinor Olisa
Is there anything left to binge upon in this all-consuming Thatcher frenzy? Of course there is. DegreeArt – dedicated to providing a Vyner Street launchpad for working artists, has gathered together some of its artworks featuring today’s most prominent figurehead. Controversy, social comment, realism? The pictures do the talking. What is interesting is that they were each completed in 2012 and 2013, long after Thatcher’s tenure as Prime Minister had ended.
Time will tell whether, along with Jim Fitzpatrick‘s ubiquitous stencil of Che Guevara; the pointed finger of Lord Kitchener; or the goateed features of Lenin, the image of the Iron Lady is to become a universal iconograph. And if it does, what exactly it will signify.
Boating with Maggies by Alex Arnell. 2012
Maggie in Storm by Alex Arnell. 2012
Maggie with Polkadots by Alex Arnell. 2012
Obey 6 ( Maggie with Police) by Alex Arnell. 2013
Baroness Thatcher by Carolina Piteira. 2012
Margaret Thatcher by Carolina Piteira. 2012
Iron Lady by Mirra Birkinovitch. 2011
Maggie by Nick Lord, 2013
Maggie Thatcher by Ute Panella. 2012
All images from DegreeArt
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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle