The remarkable woman and the invisible man IV

Poser World Events/Social Commentary posted on Jul 30, 2022
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After Jehan Georges Vibert I start a new series of 10 images, in no real order this time. it is a question of drawing up each time a portrait of a woman, strong enough to affirm her identity in a world dominated by patriarchy. These women of different eras, origins, and different ages continue to fight for their visibility, despite prejudice. My list is not exhaustive, there is so much to say; likewise, the dominant male gaze remains on the lookout under the presence, in each image, of an invisible man, who retains a share of power. Finally, each painting chosen places this fight for better visibility for women in a history of art largely shaped by men. Thank you for the view and your comments.

Comments (5)


3DClassics 11:01AM | Sat, 30 July 2022

Et oui, maintenant il y a des "cheffes", étoilées parfois!

marcopol 4:12AM | Sun, 31 July 2022

Je souhaitais présenter une femme belle dans sa corpulence, comme si la plénitude corporelle était l'image de sa plénitude intellectuelle. Elle assure aux fourneaux (comme la plupart des femmes, faut-il le rappeler) avec un sourire serein et accueillant tandis que l'invisible chef se contente de goûter. le tableau de Jehan Georges Vibert, la sauce merveilleuse, vient redoubler l'ironie de ce rapport de forces en cuisine.


Tracesl 3:18PM | Sat, 30 July 2022


marcopol 4:05AM | Sun, 31 July 2022

Thank you very much


Annerose 7:19AM | Mon, 08 August 2022

The cooking business is very special. Everyday dull cooking is ok., jobs in top gastonomy are rare.

marcopol 12:29PM | Mon, 08 August 2022

I wanted to show this paradox: women have long been assigned to domestic tasks, such as cooking; and many of them are experts who treat their families. Yet it is still difficult for them to be recognized in the world of gastronomy.


JoeJarrah 11:40AM | Mon, 08 August 2022

Interesting that in England there seems to be much less of a history of male Chefs.... its really only a relatively recent thing. from the 17th -early 20th Centuries, the notables were mostly women; Hannah Wooley, Isabella Beeton, Elizabeth David etc. It seems to me to have changed with the rise of the "Chef as Media Personality", which is still very dominated by WASP males and a reflection of the greater difficulty for women pursuing professional careers.

marcopol 12:34PM | Mon, 08 August 2022

Thank you very much for this historical reminder that I was unaware of. interest in history and culture is one of the possible realizations, for us men, of what is culturally constructed, in a biased way, in our view of women. It is a starting point, it is not enough, to change the dominant mentalities.


MollyFootman 3:46PM | Mon, 05 September 2022

The picture by Jehan Georges Vibert really amused me! It seems that the personage on the right is a Catholic Cardinal by costume and evidently a pretty good cook. He looks like he has enjoyed his own cooking a lot as he is quite corpulent. I like the thoughtful expression on the contemporary lady chef. I like also that she is not as thin as many female characters but has also, perhaps, enjoyed some of her own work. =)


marcopol 2:03AM | Thu, 08 September 2022

your reading of the painting and of my image are accurate and finely observed. I wanted to show the beauty of a plump woman, who exudes strength from her attitude.

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