picture this: the female form.
a curation of self-portraits, collages, paintings and photography, all celebrating the female form.
welcome to ‘picture this’ — i’m re-introducing my old series, a curation of artwork around various subject matter, and this week i'm starting with the female form. women’s shapes have been interpreted in art since i guess the dawn of time and i always find the varying degrees of abstraction, embellishment, or downright confusion in the ways they have been portrayed throughout the art world quite fascinating. i personally tend to be drawn to the female form when interpreted as a self-portrait, and i really love collage work, too — like katrien de blauwer’s work, just above. perhaps because collages in their cut-up and reorganized way can seem to be trying to explain the contrasts and conflicts women can have with their own bodies, or perhaps attempting to convey some kind of cultural statement. but regardless of the concept, today i’ve curated a collection of the female form that i really love — they stand on their own, but could be interesting as a collection, as well. if one only had enough wall space. have any artists you’d like to share with me, do tell!
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