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.

1 comment:

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

You've chosen such a gorgeous print. It's one of my favourites too.

I love this post - such an incredible contrast between the two.

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