- March 25, 2017
“The Innocence of Feminism” is a pro-feminist piece and also a “sequel” to The Innocence of Beauty. It’s a painting of an innocent young hippie woman with colored hair and a floral crown. The hippie is meant to stand for “freedom.” The eyes and lips are also colored while the skin is in black and white. The contrast between the colored hair and black and white skin is meant to show the woman’s “innocence.” However, that contrast is also a reference to the portraits of artist, Kate Savage’s “Ageless” portraits. The skin uses pen and sharpie for the details and graphite for shade. The piece was painted by Max after hearing stories on the news of women being mistreated at work. President Trump’s ignorance for Women’s Rights also drove Max to paint this portrait. Many women worry that their personal rights are at stake because of Trump. Max wanted to find a way to channel his compassionate anger and decided to make it the basis of a painting.
Watercolor Pencils, Watercolors, Pen, Sharpie, and Graphite