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500 Years of Women in Western Art

A friend sent this clip by Philip Scott Johnson to me this morning, and I just had to share it. Not since Michael Jackson’s Black & White music video have I been so enthralled by face morphing technology!

However it’s not the technology itself that captured my attention, nor the way art practice has changed throughout history. It’s that this video highlights how five centuries of artists have sought to capture the same quality of a woman’s gaze, and how that translates through each artist’s individual style. Whether staring directly at the viewer or off into the distance, each woman is just a little untouchable, a little beyond our grasp, and totally out of our league.

It’s some comfort to know that even the masters had women problems of their own 😉

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