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The Perfect 50s Housewife by Alexandra Baraitser

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The Perfect 50s Housewife (2018)

Alexandra Baraitser

123 x 75 cm | 48 x 29 in

Subject: People
Tags: Interior, Domestic, Stripes

Original painting in oil on canvas.

"In a society that believes 'seeing is believing', we are inescapably bound to visual imagery. Endless do-it-yourself programmes such as 'Home Front' allude that we are able to find happiness and perfection in an ideal sofa or a roll of wallpaper. Alexandra Baraitser's highly controlled paintings are iconic; they acknowledge our desire for unattainable perfection. Her paintings are concerned with the narritives and appreciation of personal human desire. As we enjoy the silence of these paintings, we re-encounter everyday life and are reminded of our daily lives and their endless possibilities." 'Enjoy the Silence', Rachael Thomas (now Head of Exhibitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art) . Thomas was a mentor for Baraitser in 2002 and wrote the essay for her exhibition catalogue: 'Mobilia' Hirschl Contemporary Art.

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