Marilyn Minter, “Little Girls”

from the Brooklyn Museum of art: ” Little Girls #1 and its complement, Big Girls, share concerns found in Minter’s later work, both examining the way the female body is gazed upon—from childhood to Hollywood stardom. The funhouse-style mirroring in Little Girls #1 suggests the distorting effects of traditional notions of beauty and femininity imposed by this gaze. The dot pattern, or Benday dots, mimics newspaper printing techniques, in a fineart nod to popular culture pioneered by Pop artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Yet Minter’s paintings push into territory previously unexplored by Pop art, implicitly critiquing its subject matter, which was determined primarily by male artists.”


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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