Portrayals of Women in Art | Arianne Milhem

February 19, 2015 3:00 AM

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Portrayals of Women in Art | Arianne Milhem

Reflecting cultures, times and places, artworks are often more than what meets the eye. When we are aware of their contextual significance, they become rich historical documents enmeshed with important messages. How subjects are depicted within art --through coloration and composition -- allows us an honest glimpse into society's view of them, especially in the case of marginalized or underrepresented populations.

Using four works from online auction house Auctionata's upcoming Contemporary Art sale, this post analyzes the representation of women over the course of several decades and various locations. By revealing the different forces behind production, we shed light on the main theme connecting them. With ...

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