cindysherman and barbarakruger

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Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger Art 2011 November 15, 2007 Jennifer Warren 1
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Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger focus on similar ideas in their artwork. Both have themes of female identity, though they approach the topic in diverse ways. The pieces analyzed in this paper will be Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Still Number 14” circa 1978, and Barbara Kruger’s “Untitled” 1990. 2
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“Untitled Film Still Number 14” features Sherman as a character similar to “Mrs. Robinson” of the film The Graduate, which was released in January 1968. Sherman is in a bedroom standing in front of a short but long dresser of dark wood that comes up to a few inches above her knees. It is ornately decorated, with a mini-oriental rug, candles, a small plant, and picture frames. It does not appear crowded, but sophisticated. There is a large vertical mirror on the wall behind the dresser. There seems to be some kind of picture frame on the wall but it is obstructed by the woman’s figure. The floor is of dark wood, but lighter than the dresser. There is a coffee table stationed in front of her, coming up to mid-calf. It is ornately decorated with a traditional and sophisticated wallpaper type of pattern. The woman has dark brown, if not black, hair. The style is short at about lip-level, with a lot of body and a cut that curves over the forehead on one side, but not obstructing the eyes. It is curled out at the bottom. She is wearing all black, a sleeveless dress of satin with a piece of fabric of black lace over the top of the dress, but cutting off at her mid-section with a belt. In the mirror behind her, the back of her dress is seen. The lace has a large keyhole in the back in which her skin is seen. A wine class
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