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“Woman, Image and Art”

Sept. 15 - Feb 10, 2013 

"Woman, Image and Art"

The majority of known, collected and discussed self-taught artists are men.  Images of women in culture often express artists' idealization, ambivalence or wariness - a force to be controlled. The woman may be seen as a seductress leading men to sin and ruin. These complicated roles ascribed to women defy easy explanation. Lewis Smith's "Three Women" displays the subjects with undulating limbs and scant clothing. These women gyrate in a dance of complete sexual abandonment and seduction. They are women of loose morals and easy accessibility. In contrast, Annie Blandings' "Barn" portrays couples dancing, rapt in each other. The woman is an adored partner that holds the family together. The drawing itself is pure and ethereal.

Sun, 11/11/2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

Baron and Ellin Gordon Self-taught Art Gallery