While touring Paris this past summer, I was able to visit the Musee d’Orsay. While visiting the Musee d’Orsay, there was a big exhibit that has recently opened and there was a lot of traffic going in and out of the room. In this room was Tracey Emin’s new exhibition, “The Fear of Loving.” The drawings and different mediums included in this exhibition captured the true fears and anxieties that we face as humans when it comes to love. I was drawn to it because the way she expressed these anxieties and fears was so real and raw looking. The pieces of work were all messy and all over the place, just how love is. A lot of her work is similar to this, expressing deep feelings and emotions through her work. She is very good at capturing these emotions and viewing her work allows you to feel the same way the people in her artwork feel. I had never been moved by a piece of work before but this exhibition was incredible, as well as all of her work.
White Cube features an in-depth synopsis of Tracey Emin’s work as well as what inspires her work. The website also provides pictures of all of her pieces and exhibitions with short, detailed descriptions of each piece and what inspired her for each of them.
Artnet provides more information on who Tracey Emin is, what inspires her work, and what she believes art should communicate and show. The website also provides information on what awards she has won and the awards she has been nominated for. On Artnet you are also able to bid and buy her work. This page is more for buyers looking to buy her work and get to know a basic summary of who she is as an artist.
Artsy.net provides a detailed description of who Tracey Emin is and what inspires her work. It also shows what achievements and awards she has received for her work. You are able to view all of her artwork and buy her work off of this website as well.