An abstract painting dedicated to women, it symbolises a corset that women wear to enhance the shape of their body.
One of the most precious paintings i have. She is called Corset. Acrylic on canvas with knife pallet.
“A study of fifty women conducted in 1887 revealed that the corset forcibly contracted their waists by anywhere between two and a half and six bodies. The pressure it applied to women’s bodies averaged twenty-one pounds but could reach as high as eighty-eight pounds. Tight-lacing was thus akin to crushing oneself slowly from all sides. As a harsh critic of the corset noted, ‘It is evident, physiologically, that air is the pabulum of life, and that the effects of a tight cord round the neck and of tight-lacing only differ in degree…. for the strangulations are both fatal. To wear tight stays is in many cases to wither, to waste and to die.”
― Joshua Zeitz, Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern