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Monday, October 22, 2012

Good Job, Whatshertits (Dorothea Tanning)

Posted by on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

This post is part of a series.

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  • Courtesy Centre Pompidou, Paris

This is Dorothea Tanning's Family Portrait, 1954. It's now at Seattle Art Museum, in the temporary visiting exhibition Elles: Women Artists From the Centre Pompidou.

Female surrealists: pretty much more badass than male surrealists. Just sayin'. Tanning lived from 1910 to 2012, and her paintings, sculptures, and poems were always unpredictable and odd (also in Elles is her A Very Happy Picture from 1947), kind of like the singular works of Leonora Carrington, who just died last May, and Louise Bourgeois, the also recently deceased inimitable surrealist-for-a-time artist.

My review of Elles is here.

 

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seeing that this painting is at the SAM just made my night. cannot wait to go.
Posted by zimbo on October 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM · Report this
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"Female surrealists: pretty much more badass than male surrealists. Just sayin'. "

Yeah, we all know women got shafted by art history, but you are going to assert this "more badass" thing without bothering to support it? That's just lazy. And you know almost nothing about surrealism if you think it can be cleanly or usefully divided along gender lines. Just sayin'.
Posted by yuiop on October 23, 2012 at 1:13 AM · Report this
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This series is annoying and stupid
Posted by fsb on October 23, 2012 at 6:17 AM · Report this

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