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Big Girls in Art: Casdin-Silver | Manolo for the Big Girl

Big Girls in Art: Casdin-Silver

Via Red No. 3, we have this news:

Anyone in Boston might want to check out the Herb Ritts Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts through May 10. The Photographic Figures exhibition features “Venus of Willendorf ’91” by Harriet Casdin-Silver a feminist artist known for her work in holograms.

Here is the lovely Venus of Willendorf:


And here is Casdin-Silver’s lovely holographic version:


Learn more about this work here. And check out Red No. 3, as well!


5 Responses to “Big Girls in Art: Casdin-Silver”

  1. ladymissm March 4, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    I had an art history prof who proposed the Venus was a collection of, uh, phallic symbols made to look like a woman.

  2. Anon March 4, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    What is it with art history professors and the Venus figurines? Friends and I all noticed that our respective art history professors did everything they could to explain away the Venus figurines’ obesity as an abstraction rather than as reflecting some elemental quality of portraiture. That is to say, none of the art profs could cope with the idea that she was FAT AND BEAUTIFUL. The only professors we had who were comfortable discussing their beauty were our anthropology professors. Speaks volumes for the way we’re conditioned to perceive beauty.

  3. Chicklet March 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    I know it’s art, but could you maybe put the holographic image behind a jump-cut? I barely missed having my boss see it, and I really need to keep this job. :-)

  4. ChloeMireille March 5, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    You know, that’s pretty much what I look like. My boobs are bigger, and I have a muffin top, but that’s basically me.

  5. nosestuckinabook March 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    yes, me too, with bigger breasts and a bigger smile :)