Favorite paintings of women by women, with a focus on contemporary, living artists.
Reminds me of Celestial Pablum by Remedios Varo. Something about works that tell the story of the woman's work and what it's like to do it, is very necessary. It makes me feel like some battery acid in my soul gets drained off every time I look at them.
immediately reminded me of Caillebotte's 'Floor Scrapers', which is absolutely amazing in person. http://encarta.msn.com/media_1500608_761553672_-1_1/the_floor_scrapers_by_caillebotte.html
Reminded me of that painting too, I love it, and I vividly remember the first moment I saw it in the musee d'orsay when I was 16.Beautiful gesture and light, Lisa, I love the tiny highlight around the puddle of water.
oh thanks! i have to confess, i may yet paint this again. there's still something i'd like to put in there.thank you for noticing the idea of work. it's also an homage to my grandma, who passed just before i painted this. grandma would never allow a mop in the house.in the caillebotte painting, he has the open door in the upper left i think, and I left the figure contre jour with the lights seen in reflection, something about "the only way out is through." i believe in the redemptive power of work and effort.
Gorgeous painting - wonderful exploration of light. Oh yeah - Caillebotte's is one of my favorites - this is a wonderful modern homage to both him and your grandmother. All good things to you!