Creative reactions

To create my illustration for Creative Reactions, Pint of Science, I collaborated with Victoria Bartels, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where she works on the cultural history of Renaissance armour and masculinity.

In the culture of sixteenth-century Italy and Germany, arms and armour were status symbols and strong indicators of power and masculinity. I played with this concept to illustrate a man showing off his flamboyant armour and sword, in a very fashionable way, as if he was about to take a selfie and post it on instagram.


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