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1 Woman Painter in a Male Dominated Art World Kiss Me and You'll Kiss the 'Lasses, from mid 19th century; oil on canvas painting, by Lilly Martin Spencer .The piece of work I selected caught my eyes not just because it is a marvelous piece but, also amazingly, it was painted by a woman (this is significant since she is a female artist in a male dominated art world). “Kiss Me and You'll Kiss the 'Lasses” is a 29 7/8 x 24 7/8 inch high painting of a woman in the kitchen who seems to be making Molasses. This work of art appears to have been done with much consideration to detail. The artist wanted to make sure that this specific woman be identify as the lady of the house, and not a maid. This can be proven because although the woman is wearing an apron, she is also wearing what seems to be like a very classy and sophisticated dress. The amount of fabric on the dress, as well, signifies that this lady has money. Moreover, the painter gave much detail to the fruits. Each fruit can be clearly identified because of its color, shape and lighting use to make it stand
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course CORC 1120 taught by Professor Hughes during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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