Nude Female

The sculpture, “Nude Female”, is a social commentary regarding the objectification of women in contemporary society. The use of pantyhose references its common cosmetic use to beautify women’s legs while wearing dresses or skirts. This women’s clothing item is an ironic material to use to convey the importance of valuing women’s intellectual capacity. The artist’s message is that if women are to be objectified, let it be for their mind’s capacity, which here is symbolized by her brain. 

 

“The objectification of women involves the act of disregarding the personal and intellectual abilities and capabilities of a female; and reducing a woman's worth or role in society to that of an instrument for the sexual pleasure that she can produce in the mind of another.” Barry, Kathleen, Female Sexual Slavery (NYU Press, 1994), ISBN 978-0-8147-1069-2, p.247

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© 2018 by Denise R. Duarte     Located in Las Vegas, Nevada
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