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Lisa Yuskavage

Linda Li

Meilin Li

on 3 December 2012

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Presentation by Linda Li Lisa Yuskavage Who is Lisa Yuskavage? “The morals of my painting are whatever any particular viewer would see in it. I believe in the intelligence of my viewers. Whatever they think the painting is, that's what it is.” Sum it up Men are non-existent in her paintings
Her painting mostly feature:
Youthful women
Emphasis on breasts (balloon-like) and butts (giant bubbles)
Distortions and exaggerations
Colorful background
"Soft pornography"
Brings about feminine anxieties Yuskavage Style THE END Introduction Contemporary oil painter born in PA, 1962 Known for her oil paintings of female nudity Feminist, sexist or anti-feminist? Lives in New York Morning 2004-2005 Lisa Yuskavage Critics have debated whether Yuskavage's work is feminist, sexist or anti-feminist; I believe she takes upon a feminist perspective. Yuskavage carries the message of feminine power and issues, and paradoxes of beauty by combining tenderness and vulgarity in her colorful, cartoon-like paintings of women. The Smoker, 2008, oil on linen Honeymoon, 1988 "Lisa Yuskavage makes beautiful paintings about the paradoxes of beauty, and she just keeps getting better at it. In an electric Rococo style, her new works picture her signature cartoonishly curvy, childlike women in sexually titillating postures in expansive, wilderness landscapes..." Ken Johnson, 2011
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