Lynda Benglis: Drawing (1988)

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The artwork «Drawing» was created during the 1st Art Symposium (1988)

The position of women in modern society and how that is shaped within male dominated social and artistic environments plays a central role in the work of distinguished visual artist Lynda Benglis (born 1941). Benglis has produced some of the most important and provocative images of 20th century art. “Drawing” (1988) was made from metal objects which the artist found and welded together in a creative and coincidental manner, constructing a design against the background of the sky and the surrounding space. This composition revives the artist’s Mediterranean roots, originating from Kastelorizo, and references familiar Greek residential images, as well as the everyday life of women at home. Essentially a deeply feminist work, it also constitutes a record of its own creation process at the same time.


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