Saturday, August 15, 2015

Catherine Théry's Commentary on Gender Roles: What Happens When Barbie Invades Classic Paintings?

Another problem-solving exercise for a hot and lazy (for me and perhaps many of you) Saturday in August: how does French artist Catherine Théry's send up of Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of the Last Supper fit together with Samantha Allen's analysis of the controversy about Target's decision to tone down the gender tagging of toys for children, about which I blogged earlier today? It seems to me that Théry is saying something very interesting that meshes neatly with what Allen is saying. Your thoughts?

(As Matthew Tharrett's article linked above indicates, the graphic is from Catherine Théry/Splash.)

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