Theme: Painting Natural Beauty of Females. Women Painters Painting Males and Females
THE BLUE LADY, By Liliana Bianco.
The painting in general and the paintings of natural beauties of human body in particular had remained the ‘Male Painters’ bastion for long time. It had made the art of figurative painting more or less as seen from the eyes of males exclusively. Many a time, on seeing these paintings, especially of the paintings depicting beauty of a female’s body, we tend to believe that these pieces of art are painted for satisfying the male gaze only. The artists who painted these females looked prejudiced in highlighting those parts of female body where the male folk ‘invests’ their eyes most. But if this painting done by Liliana Bianco is any evidence, the story is taking a decisive turn.
The Art: Here in this painting of a woman, the main purpose of the Argentinean artist Liliana seems to be the depiction of art itself and not mere a show of the parts of female body claiming much gaze. Here the clothe-less female painted by the artist certainly looks like the subject of her painting, instead of the object for looking at. This is a convincing proof indicating the change of mind-set of the modern artists.
When an artist wants to send a message of peace and harmony he or she uses blue colour in painting. Here Liliana has done the same, her purpose is clear. When Liliana takes brush in her hand and stands before a clean canvas, she paints with all of her senses, soul and with the flood of her overflowing emotions. For her the act of painting is like bridging the acts of hand and the heart.
New Wave: With more women painters entering in the field of figurative painting, this art has gone through a material change. The females painted by women artists look like the real subject of the paintings. A woman artist also paints the breasts and other body parts of the models, but there is a wide valley of difference in her painting them, so far as the basic attitude of taking a female body as an object is concerned. While seeing such paintings, a person with artistic eyes would not find that these painting depicting natural beauty of a woman are painted only as an object for looking at. Women artists choose cloth-less females as subjects of her artistic depiction; and they mostly remain faithful to the main road of the art without going on to the sub-lanes. While painting her models, a woman artist honours the female body by painting all the delicacies and beauties the female body possesses.