'The Human Canvas: It's All About The Tattoo' Exhibition
Tattooing today is seen as much more than simply ink on skin, it is regarded as its own entire art form.
It has found a place in galleries and museums across the world. From sculptures to paintings, depictions of tattoos are a popular subject among contemporary artists and the Warwick Museum, Rhode Island, is taking advantage of this with their tattoo centered exhibition; 'The Human Canvas: It's All About The Tattoo'.
Featuring over 25 works the exhibition includes works by artists using mediums such as painting, sculpting, drawing and photography. The exhibition is built on the back of the premise of expressing the beauty of the human figure while highlighting the striking art of tattooing. Entry into the exhibition is free, though donations are welcome.
The wider acceptance of tattooing and the increased respectability of it as an art form are intrinsic to tattooing's place in contexts out of the tattoo norm, and exhibitions such as this one are a great way to see tattoos from another perspective, viewing them in mediums where they usually are not found.
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Warwick Museum is one of many galleries and museums that in recent years have opened the door to tattoo art and it is great to see it shows no signs of slowing down. On skin or on canvas tattoo art is a beautiful thing so if you're in the area be sure to give the exhibition a view, it is running until August 28 so don't miss it!!
Cover: "Sage" by Daniel Koterbay, oil on stretched canvas