a glance in the mirror

My friend Jodi introduced me to Jenny Saville's work back in 2006 when she was doing a photography project based on Saville.  I immediately was drawn to her grotesque portrayal of women and their bodies. 

    "Jenny Saville's monumental paintings wallow in the glory of expansiveness. . . Her exaggerated nudes point up, with an agonizing frankness, the disparity between the way women are percieved and the way they feel about their bodies. . . Saville paints skin with all the subtlety of a Swedish massage; violent, painful, bruising, bone crunching." (Saatchi Gallery)
Jenny Saville, Closed Contact #14
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