Unknown artist

Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman by Unknown artist

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This intimate study of a sleeping woman evokes legends of princesses asleep in their castles like memories deep in the unconscious mind waiting to be awakened. In art, sleep may also signify death and this figure, with her eyes closed and throat exposed, seems vulnerable and perhaps open to danger, whether from within or from the voyeuristic eye of the spectator. (Headspace, 2002)

Title
Head of a Woman
Artist/creator
Production date
19th century
Medium
pencil and white on tracing paper
Dimensions
152 x 104 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/219
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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