Saturday, December 12, 2009

Women In Art



This video had pretty wide circulation several years ago. If you missed it the first time around and you've got a few minutes to spare, you might enjoy seeing this montage of how artists have depicted women over the years.

7 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I remember watching this....amazing video.

Elizabeth said...

I never saw it before and am absolutely fascinated!
I was an art history major in college and this had be remembering everything.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth:

I, too, took a lot of art history. I was struck by how familiar many of the paintings were, but damned if I could remember their titles. Lady with an Ermine (Leonardo) and The Birth of Venus (Botticelli), and I think The Marriage of Arnolfini (van der Meer), were the only ones I instantly knew.

What fascinated me was how the distance between the eyes and between the eyes and mouth didn't vary. These were ideal proportions that were drummed into every artist back then, and practiced until perfect. I doubt most 'modern' artists are ever taught to think of the architecture of the face in terms of such proportions.

Country Girl said...

I've never seen this. It's fascinating.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting what Anonymous says - yes in the old days women were always depicted as "perfect".

Barry said...

I remember watching this some time ago and being as astonished then as I am now.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Thanks for posting this, I haven't seen it in a while, but still in awe of these artists.