Venus, the Roman goddess of love was more commonly depicted as pale and slim and since the Woman from Willendorf is the polar opposite of that she could not be associated with that same name. In my opinion this is also because the curves of the woman from Willendorf more possibly depicts a woman of color as we are the ones that tend to be more shapely. This was also another reason why I feel that the name Venus was taken out of her name. They probably wanted very little association of a woman of color being a Goddess let alone Venus herself. I’m sure that since Romans were constantly trying to depict themselves as close to God like as possible this was why they chose to strip her of her Goddess
Others, like Ward Bissell, have debated that she would not be considered a feminist, even by 17th century standards, and that her success was merely a result of her response to the market conditions of the time. In regards to her gender and how that affected her success, Bissell hypothesizes that “as far as the male viewer was concerned it was the painter, not the painting, that made the work titillating” (573). This analysis continues the conversation that while she was an artist, above all, Artemisia was a woman, and thus an object for men to
Many forms of artwork are modes of defining, defying, and expressing social ideas. Painter Remedios Varo used her artistic creations to symbolize the unconscious mind, unrestricted by social standards. Varo would employ a para-surrealist style to confront the question of defining and interpreting collective concepts of feminine beauty. Beauty can be defined as qualities in an individual or object that causes satisfaction to the senses, the mind, or satisfies the physical being. Women are judged collectively by this abstract definition.
Comparative Analysis: Don’t Mess with a Women In Susan Glaspell’s one-act play “Trifles” and Euripides ancient Greek tragedy “The Bacchae” the treatment of women can be said to be enslaved by men. In 405 B.C. (The Bacchae) and the early 1900’s (Trifles) was dominated merely by men. Joan Connelly, author of Portrait of a Priestess, described women of little or no importance and lacked the influence over political, religious or cultural views in the Greek period. Glaspell and Euripides brings awareness on the treatment of women using portrait of women and imagery.
A2. Aspect of Interest An aspect of interest would be her provocative posture reflecting her confidence. Her half-naked stance, exposing her sensual and feminine curves while barely clod in a drapery that falls to her hips, might be her way of embracing her confidence and beauty. B1. Historical Context A historical event that occurred during this period was the Greek war
She also portrays movement by painting the same figure in different poses on the same canvas. Radstrom often combines an old classic style of painting with what she experiences in the world, which has influenced me to notice what is going on around me more. My work is also portraying what I’ve noticed in the world and although she didn’t influence the style in which I executed my final drawing, both of our works are realistic and based on real life figures. Her works, however, portray women as fragile or vulnerable, with many of them in relaxed or sexual states, whereas opposite to that, my final drawing is a strong image of a women, not portrayed in a sexual way and our concepts are completely opposite. Again, much like Lorusso, her work has inspired me to rebel against the fragility and objectification of women.
In the 19th century many debates raged on the correct way to showcase a women’s body in a painting. “What was the relationship between women’s moral and sexual nature?” (pg. 272), artist worked to find a balance between these two concepts. A successful combination of these two topics can be seen in the can be seen in Eclogue by artist Kenyon Cox. Cox’s painting depicts four women naked and partially clothed lounging about together in a field.
The other side, where sexuality is demeaning and dishonorable, is the body of the white woman. One side is at more of a disadvantage because that side, the one the Native American woman is on, was never looked at as a person but instead as an object. Perhaps an even more stark differentiation is the treatment of white women versus black women’s bodies in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth
Her works, like Judith Slaying Holofernes, Susanna and the Elders, and her famous Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, depicted mainstream Biblical events in a new light. Her empowerment of women in her art influenced many female artists after her to produce their own work, sparking a chain reaction. Artemisia Gentileschi’s
Looking into her biography, Artemisia Gentileschi was a well-known figure and one of the first female artists to pursue a profession on the same terms as men. Her work is often overshadowed by the contradictory narratives that contained her. Gentileschi painted in the same style of Caravaggio, revealing her art with powerful stage lighting to intensify effects of emotional drama. I read that her figures were mostly heroic women drawn from history, and religious subject matter, including Cleopatra, Lucretia, and Mary Magdalene, often depicted nude and desirous. Going through all of her paintings, there is one that I am intrigued by called Corsica and the Satyr.
This artwork is not meant to please anyone; it is just for Kahlo herself. It changed what people think about women’s status in the arts. As Kahlo said: “I paint my reality. The only thing that I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration” (Herrera 4). In this painting, Frida Kahlo painted her own special experience of her body.
Sherman used the photography to express her idea, and she liked to convey female’s beauty for enjoying men’s gazing, which is a primary concentration of contemporary feminist theory, which consider gender as a socially constructed concept. In this picture, Sherman brought the stereotype of women roles in daily life, and the woman in this picture provided a role of independent and confident. Sherman overturned the position of men and women through these paintings, which can improve women’s position in our society and also can prove that gender equity problem is changing, women are having profound influence in our society.
4.Sunnys dress symbolizes youth, spring, fertility, inexperience. Because she 's a prostitute, she doesn 't see herself like this, but Holden (green himself) sees her in this way.Holden when he request a prostitute he refuses the offer of sex and prefers to talk about life. Holden sees her as a human, with emotional depth, instead of an object for pleasure. ‘’Don’t you feel like talking for a while’’. Sunny dress could have been another color , but the Author chooses this because it shows how Holden wants her to be virgin.