23 Jul,2017 By jagabond
There was a ‘woman power’ exhibit recently at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, which featured works by the late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. Her paintings were variations on self-portraits, often visually expressing an uncomfortable feeling or emotion. Later in her career she became known when she delved into the body issue debate, as she began drawing nudes of herself as an old woman.
Lassnig gained fame as one of the most prominent feminist painters in Europe. The following quote sums up her views on traditional relationships for women – “When I was young, I was clever enough to know that if I got married or had children, I would be eaten.”
Shown below are her pieces ‘Grief’, ‘At Night When the Mice Scream’ and ‘Monster’. Read more about Maria Lassnig here.