Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Women in Art and Other Related Facts

A really cool montage done by Phillip Scott Johnson came out a few years ago entitled, 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art. Check it out below:

I happened to notice that in most portraits the women are facing to the left. Turns out this is no fluke, as explained here

 On a slightly less relevant note, this painting by John Singer Sargent is a personal favorite. I love the gold and black color. I've been contemplating how/when/where to use a copy of it in my apartment. Gallery wall, perhaps?

You can check out more J.S.S. pieces on my Pinterest page.


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