One of the things I like to do when visiting museums, galleries and other places where art is on display is to take photos of art pieces where women are the primary subjects. I find it interesting to see how different artists have portrayed women. These images are all of paintings and posters at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, FL. I cropped them to remove frames and other extraneous details so that the focus is on the women. It’s always interesting to note how most of the earlier art pieces were created by men and to ask ourselves how the male perspective has served to shape our vision of women in art. I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way but more as another observation about the patriarchal nature of our history and culture.
Absinthe Robette by Henri Privat-Livemont – 1896
Woodblock print by Edme Marie Paul Jacoulet – circa 1929
Tropical Paradise by Carlos Sabrino – 1950
Red Odalisque I by Pam Greisinger – 1978
The Blue Coat by Harrington Mann – 1920