Portrait of a Woman, 2005

Digital print​

36 ins x 24 ins

Women are seen and judged through the lens of their physical selves. In the workplace, at home, and more pervasively in the media. Through history the nude woman is depicted in art as if it were the obvious thing to do and justified as artistic expression. Why are nude women lying around in the grass when everyone else is dressed? Sculptures of nude nymphs with incredibly rotund breasts and idealised bodies are wrapped around ancient Hindu temples. The female body is superior to the female mind, intellect or sense of self. Emerging from this vast collection of breasts is that illusive person.

 © 2018 by Gopika Chowfla

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