It is my intention to create a visual epic drama with a woman as its hero. This Female hero will go through a journey that will metaphorically correspond to points of conflict of womanhood (through the ages) with institutions of power. The viewer is called to interact with the artwork on an aesthetic level first. Then he/she is invited to explore the story line - a combination of the artwork. Finally, the viewer is challenged to interpret the drama by using the titles of each individual piece.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Penthesilea (Greek mythology) in art; Feminism and art; Heroes in art; Heroines in art; Photography, Artistic
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Totskas, George, "Penthesilea: Woman as hero" (1990). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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