Paint, Practice and Power

A talk by Anita Desoto

Wednesday 19 October | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Anita DeSoto in her recent works has appropriated the works she admires of Old Masters but bringing women to the foreground rather than accessories, victims and pawns to be bribed and seduced.

Flipping the narrative, men are obscured or removed to make her paintings womens’ stories, countering what she sees as misogyny in the earlier paintings represent. 

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society Talk.

$5 cash at the door for non DPAG Society members

[image: Anita DeSoto The Sisterhood Advocating Vegetarianism, after Rubens (detail). Oil on signboard. Courtesy of the artist.]

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