Contemporary artist Ellen Greene’s work contrasts “ladylike” femininity with stereotypical masculine traits. By painting vintage women’s gloves with tattoo inspired motifs she hopes to rework traditional ideas of womanhood, particularly the roles of wives and mothers.
I was introduced to Greene’s work through this Hyperallergic article that covers aspects of Facebook’s Community Standards policy. Facebook has been known to censor imagery of women breastfeeding and artwork involving female nudity (although often allowing pin-up style artworks that caters to a straight male point of view). It’s an interesting read on what is considered viewer-friendly and what isn’t, and Ellen Greene provides excellent arguments for the inclusion of images and artwork from a feminist and woman’s perspective.
Take a look at some of her paintings:
What do you think about Ellen Greene’s art? You can check out the rest of her work here!