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Jenny Saville First Artist in Norton’s RAW Series

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Jenny Saville at Norton Museum of Art

Jenny Saville’s images of women are disturbing in that she depicts imperfection in a grotesque manner that goes against everything we’re brainwashed to believe about the feminine ideal.  Yet, there’s a beauty to her portraits and its a beauty born out of fragility and vulnerability.  I was surprised, and pleased, to learn that this British painter was greatly influenced in her work by time she spent living in a a Palazzo in Palermo, Sicily.

I wrote about Saville’s ten-year survey at the Norton Museum for the Palm Beach ArtsPaper, but please note that the title of this piece was not my idea and I don’t like it, nor do I think it’s entirely fitting.


Written by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

February 5, 2012 at 4:42 am

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