Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Reflections and Snapshots
written before about those social expectations that deemed it unwomanly to take up public space. A long tradition has women posed by artists for (primarily) male viewing pleasure, although this tradition has increasingly been challenged over the past century or two.
written about my own tiny part in challenging the tradition by commissioning an artist friend to paint my nude portrait as a gift for my husband
Visible Monday, I'm perhaps even more interested in seeing our vulnerabilities, our playful self-posings. I love, for example, this post by Mardel, her intelligent honesty as present as her obvious wit. I've just met (thanks to Terri for the tip) the extravagantly sartorial Melanie whose post on One Face Six Ways brilliantly exemplifies self-portrait play.
Rumpled pants and all.