screen: photographed 10/13/2020
screen: photographed 10/13/2020

Une Bouchee d'Amour (A Mouthful of Love)


Artist
Audrey Flack (American, b. 1931)
Date
2013
Medium
Digitized drawing, silkscreen
Dimensions
Sheet : 21 x 18 in. (53.34 x 45.72 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur and Kristine Rossof
Object Number
2016.64.27

Label
Beginning in the late 1960s, Audrey Flack took the genre of photorealist art in a new and decidedly more feminist direction. Her highly realistic paintings and prints often contain images of foods, tablewares, cosmetics, jewelry and other everyday objects that raise questions about gender stereotypes, social class and the nature of human desire. Here, Flack juxtaposes the head of an angel from Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 17th-century sculpture The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa with a cupcake and an advanced mathematical formula describing the mechanics of an ocean wave. This seemingly incongruous combination of images encourages the viewer to think about issues involving physical beauty, the cultivation of the intellect and the pursuit of happiness.     

Object Type
Print