I am the New Woman, Fear Me

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Specifications

Title

I am the New Woman, Fear Me

Series

Silent Women – 1920s Film Stars

Material

Acrylic on Canvas

Size

16 x 20 inches

Price

Prints only

Description

This acrylic painting was inspired by the likeness of 1920s film star Clara Bow. I find her inspiring because she frequently played with androgyny in her public image and was notorious for sticking up for herself against the domineering male producers. The term “New Woman” was coined in the 1920s referring to women earning their own wages and diverting themselves from their parent’s generation. This painting depicts her in a zombie-like skeletal form, the nightmare of the conservatives. Her eyes are eskew, like her face is melting, along with her contemporary values.

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