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Skin Deep

Penelope Gottlieb
USA - California 1999

Spilling out of a Pandora’s box, previously concealed truths reveal themselves.  A hand, a living experience and the intuition it contains, is full of signification.  This can be translated in a multiplicity of paradoxical ways.

Beauty is a socioeconomic and political construction.  How we depict women in art opens up a dialogue and an opportunity to affect our inter-relationships.  We are not alone in deriving pleasure from the spectacle.  Manet’s Olympia, and the official ideology she implies, returns our gaze.