The Modern Woman

From June 5th to September 6th of 2010, the Vancouver Art Gallery hosted an art exhibition titled, “The Modern Woman”. The first ever to travel from the Museé d’Orsay, the exhibition featured over 100 works from renowned 19th century French artists, such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Daumier, Rodin, Toulouse-Laturec, Renoir, Gaugian and others.

What is the relationship between power and the act of looking or being looked at? Who has the right to look and how is looking legitimated and culturally coded? And crucially for us, how does…the art of looking at art…relate to conditions of looking in life for men and women? – Tamar Garb

The nude is not the same as the undressed, and nothing is less nude than a woman emerging from a pair of drawers or one who has just taken off her chemise. The nude has modesty only if it is not a transitory state. It hides nothing because there is nothing to hide… – Camille Lemonnier

2 thoughts on “The Modern Woman

  1. Aateka, thank you for stopping by my poetry blog. I truly hope that it gave you pleasure. I notice that you are in Vancouver. I dearly love that city, great food, great people, with an abundance of culture and regional activities. I have a friend that lives to the east in the mountains where he spends his time writing poetry and painting. Again, thank you for taking the time to visit. Regards, Donald.

    • Donald, it was a pleasure! I hope to be able to write as beautifully as you do. It’s in the works…I hope you come back to see more expression on this blog in the near future!


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