Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Still Life

Mythical Tales

  • Photographer
    Julie Derbyshire
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D850, Iso 100, 38mm, F11, 1/125
  • Photo Date

The canon of Western art history has selected and refined a narrative in which women artists have been relegated to a state of posthumous obscurity or completely erased. A leading tome of that prevailing narrative is repurposed to create still life constructions from its pages, employing interventionist processes historically associated with so called feminine norms. By subverting the traditional role of the book as sacrosanct and highlighting the representation of women in the canon through its customary vehicle of male idealisation, this series encourages a reframing of perception.