Adorn (The female figure in folklore and myth)
November 17 to December 19, 2012
|From the tiny “Venus of Willendorf” statuette, carved out of mammoth ivory, to Sandro Botticelli’s dreamlike “Primavera” to Willem de Kooning’s tumultuous “Women” series, the female figure has had a long, continuous, and developmental union with the art world. In most cultures, the female figure has been historically depicted in religion, folklore and myth as a symbol of fertility, protection, nourishment, sexuality, beauty and love, as well as evil, power and destruction. For this exhibit artists submited work that explores this long established and innate relationship connecting art, the artist, and the female figure.