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geisha's anger

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By candy-quackenbush   |   
Published: August 29, 2006
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this is actually from a story of a courtesan geisha from about the 15th century
this depicts the subordinance of a geisha; when geishas get angry, all they are allowed to do are bite the sleeves of their kimonos
i did this for an art project this year, voicing my anger on women's inferiority through the ages

*prismacolor pencils on colored/textured cardstock; slight print-making style
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I like this...
I'm actually starting a painting(or something) in art that will be representative like this topic... of a geisha biting her robe...

Not that many people understand the meaning of that... but.. yeah...
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i know what u mean..i started this piece for a project in art class that had to center around a theme that concerned us..mine was a bit feminist, and i wanted to represent the history of women's repression, and how it's still dominant today in some cases..i knew i had to do this after i read an article in a national geographic about the history of geishas..the article really affected me, and it hurt my this is the creation of the embodiment of those feelings..i think i almost cried when i understood the meaning of the act