"whipstitch" - a quick note, or a little bit of info...
The Mona Lisa is the perfect work of art for a Whipstitch Wednesday feature - DaVinci gave us "just a little bit of info" into who she was with his mesmerizing painting. It has allowed women of all generations since then to place upon her their own belief in who she was. I've always thought she was a strong and independent woman, with a smile that was a little naughty, like she was hiding a secret only she and DaVinci knew....
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "Mona Lisa Smile".... but have you ever thought about what it means when someone says it to you, or a friend? What about the idea of embodying this portrait and smile in a unique way - starting with a photograph taken by a male photographer of a female artist and then seeing what that female artist creates with her self-portrait - how does she make it her own vision and experience, how does she embody Mona Lisa?
Women and Their Work is inviting you to join in on what looks to be a fascinating panel and public discussion around The Mona Lisa Project, and with the 16 artists who will embody the Mona Lisa through the different stages.
Where: Women and Their Work, (map it)
When: THIS Thursday, May 27
BONUS: You might recognize some of the art in their shop from Shop Austin vendors, such as Kate Winternitz and adaptive reUse!
(picture from photographer Rino Pizzi)