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Sun May 21, 2017, 11:23 AM

500 years of female portraits in Western art

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Reply 500 years of female portraits in Western art (Original post)
Tanuki May 2017 OP
Wounded Bear May 2017 #1
yallerdawg May 2017 #2
cyclonefence May 2017 #3
Tanuki May 2017 #4
Retrograde May 2017 #7
femmocrat May 2017 #5
smirkymonkey May 2017 #6

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:28 AM

1. Interesting montage...nt

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:40 AM

2. My wife would also call this a predominantly...

"Male Gaze."

I think they are beautiful portraits that blend almost seamlessly into each other over the 500 years.

My wife says, "Of course I would."

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:57 AM

3. She's right

but watching it did bring a smile to my face.

Thanks to the OP.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 12:19 PM

4. Yes, and considering that the pictures were predominantly painted by,

and purchased by males, that is not too surprising.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:39 PM

7. My favorite portrait painter

is Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun, who worked around the time of the French Revolution (she did several paintings of Marie Antoinette). Her portraits of women are fairly easy to spot, since the subjects usually look straight at the viewer with no attempt to charm or seduce, just a "You're lookin' at me? Well, I'm lookin' at you" expression.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:15 PM

5. So pretty!

Thanks.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 01:23 PM

6. Very cool, although I am surprised by some of the famous

portraits/female faces that were left out. It's possible that I could have missed them, but still it was a lovely montage.

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