Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Women in Art
I recently received a print I purchased from Catherine Campbell of My Folk Lover (originally found via Pippi) which I love, there is something about the line art of Tattoos that is appealing and the paper cut swallow.
I left it on my dressing table with a few other things I found when cleaning up including the postcard (on the right) I bought at the Getty. I was struck by the comparison between the depiction of women in art 200 years ago and the depiction of women now. One by an old dead Frenchman and one by a young alive Australian woman.
Both pairs of eyes are so penetrating, the images are so similar and yet different.
ps. Her name is Louise-Antoinette Feuradent and she was painted by Jean-Francois Millet in 1841.