I am an Art History student just about to go into my third year. Much of my research so far has been focused on fascist movements, and the re-appropriation of painting, sculpture and architecture which carries a traumatic past. My third year dissertation will focus on the cult of Mussolini and the intrinsic role which the arts played in the creation of his mythical status. In my spare time I have a passion for photography, and so hope to combine these two interests in order to gain a close, first hand perspective on an exhibition with a complicated history. What I hope to bring to the blog is the combination of both an artistic and historic perspective, whilst also an understanding of the social and political effects of contemporary art.