Friday, March 14, 2014

Compelling Faces in Art - Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1470

She certainly does not feel the weight of the yoke on her back, yet is locked into privilege. She is a slave to it; completely unable to define and determine alternative standards; to decide on the nature and extent of her identity. The artist may be implying, that those of wealth and privilege have lost the ability and daring to imagine what the future could be.

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