The Sepia Paintings attempt to question the role of erotica in the historical consciousness and to examine how the practice of consuming sexuality ‘en masse’ affects the way that we consume the female body. Starting images are taken from Baroque era pornographic paintings – erotica in an age when the word ‘pornography’ itself did not yet exist. The women depicted are stereotypes of the female body rather than portraits of an individual – in the same way that the contemporary porn industry elevates the idealized body over woman herself, these paintings explore what happens when we accept this dehumanization of the feminine; faceless figures cavort in the apparent safety of lavish private chambers, unaware of our voyeuristic gaze upon them, a consuming audience.   

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