Marianna Krüger discusses the representation of women in a social context and in the media as a reflection on modern society - the superficial reading of the moment contrasted to the situation’s deeper significance. The fragment of a person revealed to us in the media image develops into a complex personality - the personified object replaced by a real individual.
“You can’t create an image of a woman without engaging with the concept of beauty. Though true beauty is genderless, western culture has generally defined beauty as a female ideal. Where each sex had formerly its own cult of beauty, western art and culture has come to perceive beauty through the female anatomy.” (Marlene Dumas)