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Student Name: Michelle Dugan
Project Title: Odalisque Now
Project Description:
Odalisque Now looks at the historical depiction of women in fine art, and searches for relevance today. Historically in Classical and Neoclassical works, women are depicted in either full or partial nude, shown as victims or idealized objects, and almost exclusively created from a man’s perspective. Women have had their backs against a wall, facing preexisting notions of how they should be visually represented. Odalisque Now also explores the question of how wardrobe relates to character portrayal; often times the female body is only draped in scraps of fabric. Fashion may be the most intimate form of art. It is physically closest to us and can be used as a tool to show ourselves to the world without a single word. READ FULL BLOG POST

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