I was reminded of English artist Jenny Saville’s sensuous paintings of women with puffy, bleeding faces as I ventured out into public today to a job interview with my busted mug. Before her Master thesis show at Glasgow School of Art in the 1990’s , Saville interned with a plastic surgeon for six months and was allowed to photograph patients in the operating room and during recovery. Her work, raw, large and thick with paint speaks about beauty, pain and what women do to their bodies in order to achieve perfection. I also really love her use of red. I’m dying to see them in person.
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