Thursday, July 13, 2006

Myself as Giovanna Tornabuoni

Just some role playing with Photoshop. I'm thinking of ideas for a painting project that remarks on 15th century Italian painting. I love the idea of a portrait in profile. So much has been said about the lack of personality in a profile, and the disempowerment of the subject.
"Your gaze hits the side of my face." Did Barbara Kruger coin that one?

Well, if only I was a Florentine patrician girl. Life would have been short and sweet. A life dominated by my power hungry father and my OH so virtuous mother...a marriage...and a sudden, but not unexpected, death in childbirth.

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