‘Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry’
“Despite the apparent frivolity of her subjects,” writes Christopher Benfey in the NYR Daily, the Jazz Age painter Florine Stettheimer “was an ambitious, deadly serious artist who has never gotten the attention she deserves. Her varied, probing self-portraits—palette in hand and red shoes on her feet, accompanied by a Nijinsky-ish faun; or floating in space on a magical red cape, like some exotic deity; or reclining in the nude, à la Olympia—convey a sophisticated self-awareness of the confining assumptions facing a hardworking woman artist between the wars.”
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