Details:

This painting depicts the mythological character, Lilith. The work is part of a series where the artist employs references to the styles of archetypal male painters—such as Cosmè Tura, Jacopo da Pontormo and Sandro Botticelli—to reinterpret the character through the lens of contemporary female narratives.
Unframed
This work is available through 12/01/2021

① Artwork:

A study of Lilith 1

This painting depicts the mythological character, Lilith. The work is part of a series where the artist employs references to the styles of archetypal male painters—such as Cosmè Tura, Jacopo da Pontormo and Sandro Botticelli—to reinterpret the character through the lens of contemporary female narratives. Perrota's paintings frequently portray the balance between masculinity and femininity while exploring the unconscious, desire and the female body.

Perrotta states: "Lilith was someone I was [inspired] to paint from my recent reading [of] Satantic Feminism [by Per Faxneld]. Known to be the first feminist, she has a long history of being a misunderstood 'demoness.' In this book, Lilith is represented and explored through a feminist perspective and compared to other radical elites such as Joan of Arc. Lilith represents what it means to be a woman in today’s controversial world."

Specs:

35 inches
35 inches
1.75 inches
35 inches

③ Artist:

Mattea Perrotta

Perrotta’s paintings explore unconscious desires and the female body. The artist’s work creates spaces where both men and women participate in conversations about the balance between the masculine and the feminine. Perrotta’s artworks evoke feelings of nostalgia even as they abstract the artist’s personal memories and associations—giving viewers the freedom to assemble their own narratives or create their own interpretations.

Mattea Perrotta:
A study of Lilith 1, 2021
Oil on canvas
35.0 × 35.0 inches /