Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist in performative practice before doing her DPhil in live art. Since completing an MPhil at Glasgow University, her practice has become text based. She lectures in art history and critical theory. Her fiction is particularly interested in the nineteenth century.She is the author of Whorticulture,(2012) a novel about four migrant women in antebellum America.
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Nancy (Leanne Rowe) and Bill (Jamie Foreman) in “Oliver Twist” (2005) Our culture has a bizarre relationship with prostitution. Prostitutes modeled for painters (e.g. Fillide Melandroni for Caravaggio) when ‘respectable’ women couldn’t; they were the subject of avant-garde works (Manet’s Olympia, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon) and operas (Verdi’s La Traviata).…
Excited that Whorticulture is participating in The Orangeberry Summer Splash…. Updates to follow
Very excited to be part of OrangeBerry Virtual Book Tours. Read my guest post on why Dickens’ victims helped inspire Whorticulture: http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/2012/07/marie-anne-mancio-summer-splash-guest.html