L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three paintings by Rebecca Shmuluvitz

Untitled (Greg), 2012.

I haven't been able to find anything about this painter - I have tried - except that she lives/lived in Brooklyn and that she's studying for/got an MFA in painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  Oh, and I think these paintings are great.

We have to be very careful when calculating the influence of gender and sexuality in the creation of art, but sometimes I sense a difference - perhaps never entirely definable - in the way a woman paints a male nude. In choice of pose and mood, there's often a quite remarkable stillness and vulnerability to the male figure that seems particular to the recording of a female gaze; a male artist might portray all the other aspects of the model - his physicality, his psychology, perhaps even his sexuality - but not often approach such a clear-sighted intimacy. 

Odalisque, 2012.
Blackbird, 2010.

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