Jenny Saville First Artist in Norton’s RAW Series
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.