Repression 4

Repression 4

Painting, Human figure, Ink, 77x153cm
This painting raises the issue of gender and the role of women in the hierarchy of the Christian faith. My work is based on the link between religion and erotic art, Christianity's fear of the flesh having catapulted Lust to the level of “deadly sin”. Patriarchal systems of representation in Christianity have repressed the knowledge that the Virgin Mary's body is a sexual one, and the female body, sexuality and sexual desire are often proposed as a threat to rational, 'civilised' society. This painting aims to challenge sexual repression, blasphemy and the freedom of expression.

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Pietro Puccio
9 years ago
Pietro Puccio Artist
great!
Theo
10 years ago
Theo Artist
Fantastic!!
Fabrizio Caboni
10 years ago
I love your works!! great!
many thx for the friendship!
Flavio Carrera
10 years ago
i like this woman....compliment....
MJARO
10 years ago
MJARO Artist
very nice drawing, keep going ;)
Helen Gorrill
10 years ago
Helen Gorrill Artist
Hi Raluca. Thanks for your two comments. In answer to your question I have of course read the bible. I think that your comment raises the issue of different interpretations of the bible which is subjective on the one hand and oppressive in the sense of certain Christian sects. Are you familiar with the early Christian teachings of St Augustine?
NEZIH CAVUSOGLU
10 years ago
ECELLENT WORK. BRAVO
Suzlee Ibrahim
10 years ago
hi there,
nice subject matter, color & composition. Great work, Congrats!
regards,
suzlee
http://www.suzleefineart.paint.at/
Ros White
10 years ago
Ros White Artist
I love this painting and all it says about repression. Excellent work.
Sandro Martiniello
10 years ago
brava è un bellissimo lavoro

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