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thelma van rensburg

Asian angel

mixed media collage and digital layering
50 x 30 x .4 centimeters
© thelma van rensburg

A Pin-Up is sexually evocative image, reproduced in multiple copies, in which either the expression or attitude of the subject invites the viewer to participate vicariously in or fantasize about a personal involvement with the subject. Even in a genre as innocent looking as the pin-up, all the elements of patriarchal values are present in the exploitation of the woman as sexual object and the objectification of the female as a piece of property to be owned and ruled by men. Reflective in the pin-up is the masculine view of woman as passive-an object to be pinned up-and masochistic-existing for men’s pleasure in whatever form it might take. Also reflected subtly in the pin-up, is masculine hostility toward woman. My aim is to illustrate and explore the exploitation and pigeonholing of woman through the pin-up.
Full Artwork Details
Artist: thelma van rensburg
Title: Asian angel
Date: 2011
Medium: mixed media collage and digital layering
Medium Category: Collage
Genre: Conceptual
Original Dimensions: 50 x 30 x .4 centimeters
Copyright: thelma van rensburg
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Tags: vintage, pin-ups digital, conceptual

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