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Art histories

In this series I explore alternatives ways of depicting women in the classical styles and themes of art history.

This series is also a tribute to all the women who had to shut up in history.

It evolved from reading Mary Beard’s book Women and Power, where she writes about how the arguments and ways of shutting women up in antiquity are still with us in contemporary culture.

I use referents from art history, such as the black silhouettes in greek vases, classical statues, egyptian imagery as well as historical and mythological figures. And I give they voice and vote, with mouths that sing and bodies that dance. Rebelling against the monopoly of the silent still female figure that fills the history of art that I studied.

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