The Guardian, Wednesday 4 October 2017 13.50 BST
For last month’s readers’ art assignment Cynthia Corbett invited The Guardian readers to share art on the theme of women. Here are some of her favourites, with captions by the artists themselves.
A pastel drawing from a series challenging the culture of perfectionism flaunted to us in the media and through industry. Based on industry slogans and tag lines the works aim to ‘re-advertise’ a more truthful image of the flesh and the rituals undertaken to achieve these falsified visions that are all too familiar Artwork: Oliver Jones/GuardianWitness
Caravaggio, The Goddess of wine/ Bacchus Woman (self-portrait), Oil painting.
This is an interpretation of Bacchus by Caravaggio created in 1595. My painting represents the fact that in our time we have women who drink the same, and sometimes more, as men. So for me the gods can be women because we all are equal
Artwork: mazarache oana/GuardianWitness
Gillian Hyland, The Forgotten, C-type Print.
This photograph was taken during a shoot last year and was shot outside a 1930s house on the outskirts of London. The young girl is reflected in the vintage car window and it symbolises how children often feel invisible to adults
Artwork: Gillian Hyland/GuardianWitness
Felicia Simion, Selfie in the park, 2017.
Artwork: Felicia Simion/GuardianWitness
Sadie Hennessy, Freudian Slip
Artwork: Sadie Hennessy/GuardianWitness
Cynthia Corbett, Nwoma, Watercolour.
This is a watercolor sketch of my daughter that I did while she and I were painting on a Sunday afternoon. Artwork: SaigonArt Retreats/GuardianWitness
Kathryne Husk, Eikōn, 2017
The eikōn series is a statement on ‘inspiration porn’ and its dehumanizing effects on disabled women. Artwork: Kathryne Husk/GuardianWitness
Caz Love, Birth of Venus
Site specific installation at Elephant Butte Damsite Winter Arts Colony, New Mexico, 2017, Artwork: Caz Love/GuardianWitness
Veronica Winters, Rosa Parks’ Dreamer, Oil on panel.
This painting symbolizes the dreamers, generations after Rosa Parks. Artwork: Veronica Winters/GuardianWitness
Shelley Dyer-Gibbins, Cinegirl, Linocut 4 x colour block original print.
Cinegirl is a strong and iconic image which cannot help but catch your eye
Artwork: Shelley Dyer-Gibbins/GuardianWitness
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