Advice for women

While listening to a wonderful lecture by Kenneth Bartlett, I found out about one of the most popular books of the Victorian era, and beyond, specifically addressed to women, that is Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management of 1861. I am enjoying reading it, and contrasting it visually with images I have been collecting of female (and some male) victims on crime shows such as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The difference between the gentle guidance to women and the violence many women experience inside and outside the home are here depicted.

Two preliminary oil sketches:

Excerpt from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management (1) Excerpt from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management (2)

Big show

The portrait show opened yesterday at The Arts Council of Princeton Paul Robeson Center for the Arts The other artists in the show are Kim Alsbrooks, Mary DeWitt, and Jim Doherty. Maria Evans curated the exhibition.

Photo by Corey Glaser

Photo by Corey Glaser