HELEN CHADWICK

海伦查德威克
ヘレン·チャドウィック
헬렌 채드윅
Хелен Чедвик

Vanitas II

source: bmagicorguk

In this self-portrait, Chadwick uses her own body to examine the politics and associations surrounding female portraiture and the nude. There is a direct reference to the long tradition in art of female Vanitas figures, contemplating their own image in a mirror. They illustrate the fragility of physical beauty and all human creation.

Here, the artist gazes into a mirror, which reflects one of her works, the Oval Court installation, her own ‘Garden of Delights’. It is a defiant image, confronting the inevitable process of change but not as a de-personalised or idealised nude. Rather she portrays herself as a creator in control of her own image.

Purchased by the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1987.
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source: peoplemtime

女, 生于1897年11月25日 ,美国 纽约
逝世于1940年9月4日 (美国 加州 洛杉矶)
星座: 射手座