Description

In Nathalie Pirotte's Effigies, her intriguing series of women with animal heads, she clearly explores and interrogates female stereotypes. Her animal masks of rabbits, hinds, felines are recalling a chimera, an imaginary female monster compounded of incongruous parts. A chimera is something that exists only in the imagination and is not possible in reality. Whereas the artist has been adding sticker-like animal heads to women portraits, she creates a woman’s identity which is hoped for but at the same time illusory or impossible to achieve.

Nathalie Pirotte

Trio de biches

  • Medium
    Painting
  • Year
    2007
  • Size

    55.1 × 82.7 in

    140 × 210 cm

  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Price
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  • Edition
    This is a unique work

Description

In Nathalie Pirotte's Effigies, her intriguing series of women with animal heads, she clearly explores and interrogates female stereotypes. Her animal masks of rabbits, hinds, felines are recalling a chimera, an imaginary female monster compounded of incongruous parts. A chimera is something that exists only in the imagination and is not possible in reality. Whereas the artist has been adding sticker-like animal heads to women portraits, she creates a woman’s identity which is hoped for but at the same time illusory or impossible to achieve.

Nathalie Pirotte

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