Brandi Read

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Stories from Classical mythology have pervaded European culture. Myths reflect, reinforce and influence our gender ideologies. Brandi Read interprets and retells mythology from a feminist perspective by creating detailed, photo realistic, yet stylized, figurative oil paintings on canvas. Some of her paintings feature models that portray characters from Classical Greek mythology with contemporary attributes. She has recently been focused on painting sculptures from Hellenistic Greece through the Neoclassical movement. She views and paints these retellings of myth through a feminist lens and pairs them with recontextualized images of flowers that together reflect themes about gender politics, such as gender inequity and violence against women.

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