Revenge Fantasies of Artemisia Gentileschi. In 1991, pioneering feminist art historian Mary Garrard published a controversial monograph on the life and works of Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.
Much of Gentileschi’s chosen subject matter centers around female characters, which Garrard says demonstrates a desire to portray self-possessed women. But Garrard’s analysis is not simply concerned with empowerment or success in a male-dominated field. She contests that Gentileschi’s earliest paintings are a direct response to living in an intensely patriarchal culture as a rape victim. Furthermore (and this is where the controversy comes in), the author posits that these paintings act as Gentileschi’s latent revenge fantasies. Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome in 1593 to Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi, who was heavily inspired by the work of Caravaggio. This subject is an unusual one for Gentileschi to choose for several reasons. Gentileschi’s painting does not utilize common tropes.
Oh, yes. Police shut down photo exhibition of naked natural women because they’re ‘indecent’ An exhibition combating negative self-image in a square in Copenhagen has been closed down by police.
Photographer Mathilde Grafström snaps women who don’t have traditional model looks, for a photo series called Female Beauty. “I take my photos to show young women that they are more beautiful than they think. I show the woman that she is beautiful, and that way I can help her to accept herself," she told Denmark's TV2. Police have denied permission for her photos to be displayed in Copenhagen’s Nytorv square, with Grafström filing a complaint against them and condemning their view of the female body as “offensive”. Mathilde Grafström - Female Beauty “It's totally reprehensible. Grafström drew attention to an advert featuring naked breasts for a plastic surgery clinic being run on the side of Copenhagen buses which has not been taken down.
Utamaro "Hairdresser (Kamiyui)" 1798. John Singer Sargent "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (1882) "2D or not 2D" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov has created a wonderful art project titled “2D or not 2D”.
In this series, the artist creates makeup portraits which can easily confuse our vision. He created these portraits in 2D and some of these photos might indeed do the trick with the help of Valeriya Kutsan’s professional makeup work, the natural lines of the models’ faces are almost indistinguishable. "Auto-Complete Truth" Campaign from UN Women. Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature.
Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, offers this summary: “This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.” Each ad's fine print says "actual Google search on 09/03/13. " While Google users in different countries are likely to get different results, a quick test shows that several of these suggested terms definitely come up in U.S. searches.
Since its creation, autocomplete has become a popular device for social debate and even inspired a recent epic visual from xkcd, but these ads do a stellar job driving home the daunting fact that enough people around the world share these vile opinions that Google has come to expect them. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres "La Grande Odalisque" (1814) "Bodyscapes" series by Allan Teger. Jana Brike "Gardener and The Centre of The Universe"
Baroness 'Blue' Album Cover. Untitled photograph taken by /u/ccouilla. Rafael Santi "Lady with Unicorn" (1505) Sofia Ajram's Photostream. Body Painting by Craig Tracy. Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student.
I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Whimsical images by photographer Katerina Plotnikova. Katerina Plotnikova did something extremely amazing!
She used no photoshop! All poses and animals are real! Gian Lorenzo Bernini "Blessed Ludovica Albertoni" (1674) The Art and Illustrations of Ffoart. This is one of the Amazing art on my website.
Share This Art… Related Djerbahood Street Art Island (35 Photos) The Tunisian Island Djerbahood is becoming one of the greatest street art meccas in the world. Check out some of the amazing work from the likes of Twoone, Swoon Studio,… Pablo Picasso "Girl in a Chemise" (1905) Watercolor illustrations by Conrad Roset. Conrad Roset makes the most gorgeous watercolor illustrations.
And the – what might seem – random splash of color just gives it that finishing touch. Conrad Roset is a 26 years old illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. Via mood proekt. Titian "Venus of Urbino" (1538) Jirka Väätäinen envisions Disney characters in "real life" Young woman from Kara tribe in the Omo Valley, photographed by Steve McCurry. Photograph of an unknown woman taken by F. Holland Day (1907) Audrey Munson. Early life Career Munson returned to New York in 1919 and was living with her mother in a boarding house owned by Dr.
Walter Wilkins. Wilkins fell in love with Munson and murdered his wife, Julia, so he could be available for marriage. Although Munson and her mother had left New York prior to the murder, the police still wished to question them, resulting in a nationwide hunt for them. They were finally questioned in Toronto, Canada, where they testified that they had moved out because Mrs.
Later years and death By 1920, Munson, unable to find work anywhere, returned with her mother to the town of Mexico, New York and worked for a while selling kitchen utensils door to door. In 1931, a judge ordered the 39-year-old Munson into a psychiatric facility for treatment. "Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations.
From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty. The well designed face art, combined with simple and elegant female faces, presents viewers with a complex optical illusion of positive and negative space.
Our eye is naturally and initially attracted to the strong black and white graphics painted by artist Valeriya Kutsan. But, after that, we are visually invited to explore the multiple layers of the photograph, from the swirls of perfect lines to the flawless skin, long lashes, piercing eyes, and emotionless expressions found beneath the paint. "Save Our Sisters" Campaign. Rogier van der Weyden "Mary Magdalene" (1450) Fernande Barrey (~1910) Antonella Arismendi. The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings. A series of comparisons between the classic pinup girls and photos that have served as models for achieving them;) via. Utamaro "Three Beauties of the Present Day" (1793) Alphonse Mucha. Disney Princesses reimagined historically by Claire Hummel. Untitled by Sofia Ajram. Peter Nicolai Arbo "Valkyrie" (1869) Leonardo da Vinci "Lady with an Ermine" (1490) Charmaine Olivia. The Pinup dictionary. Elena Kalis blog.