Stereotypes And Gender Roles In Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills

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In society, there are several stereotypes and gender roles culturally influenced by women today. Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series made between (1977-1980) shows different stereotypes of women in different everyday situations. This series consists of the artist posing as those female roles in seventy black and white photographs. In my opinion, by doing this series she challenges the way we view women regularly in pictures, by giving a different perspective. In this paper, I examine Cindy Sherman’s work and how my work is inspired by or relates to her work. My work relates to Sherman’s in many ways, but the most important is that she inspired me to show one of the most common stereotypes of women. To begin with, my process of creating my photo and then drawing it was very difficult and easy at the same time. I started by trying to find where I wanted to take my photo. All I knew was that I wanted it to be somewhere with one light source, as shown in Sherman’s photos. I wanted to use a window, but I didn’t want just a regular window only because I felt that it would cause distractions. I didn’t want distractions because in Sherman’s photos the setting is very mundane, which draws your attention to wherever she is in the photo. So, I came across this window made of brick glass. This is a glass window but with bricks of glass that causes different patterns from what you see outside. Once, I found my location all I had to do was take the photo. This was a struggle for

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