I Won’t Be Pushed Around

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Specifications

Title

I Won’t Be Pushed Around

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 Louise Brooks. I find her inspiring because she is an icon of the silent film era with her signature bob hair cut and dark smirk. She described herself as a sexually liberated woman and even posed fully nude in photographs. She refused to be pushed around by the studios when they wanted her to join the talkies and redub a role. She was then unofficially blacklisted from Hollywood. This painting emphasizes red in her facial tones with messy hurried brushstrokes to communicate holding strong in her decisions. Her film career halted but she became a legend for her spirit.

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