British artist Tracey Emin (b. 1963) is known for incorporating all aspects of her personal life into her art, turning intimate autobiography into broader statements about sex, love, death, freedom and everyday life. I Loved my Innocence is a 1-colour lithograph created in 2019 is an auto-portrayed of Emin’s. Similarly to the sexually charged naked depictions of Egon Schiele’s, the artist is using the body as a vehicle to tell a story of innocence. Also, the loosely painted flower placement on the left corner of the image with points to childhood and carefreeness.
“ Art is like a lover whom you run away from but who comes back and picks you up. „