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9. Rose McMurray

Coy

Estimate: £950 - 1,500

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 9, Rose McMurray, Coy

Signed (on the reverse)
Oil and charcoal on calico canvas
160 x 160 x 2 cm.
Created in 2017

Rose McMurray's paintings address gender roles which are embedded in society; the premise that a male must be muscular and courageous to be admired, and the female must appear modest and beautiful.  

Rose counters this by creating an image in which the female embraces a dominant and unreserved nature.

This role-reversal is established through her use of body language, taken from classical depictions of the nude; the poses being intended to either show strength or subservience. 

Please note there are some minor handling marks and areas of scuffing along the lower edge of the canvas. 

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 9, Rose McMurray, Coy

08 Aug Aug 08

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