Typology of Women

Bastienne Schmidt


19.5 x 24.7 cm

112 pages, approx. 40 col. photographs


ISBN 978-3-86859-388-4



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In her latest series Typology of Women, the multiple award-winning photographer and artist Bastienne Schmidt shows a series of hand painted cut-outs that represent silhouettes of different types of women. The term “typology” has been consciously chosen, as it refers to the study or the systematic classification of types that share certain characteristics. The comparison of forms and the study thereof is based on well-known artistic working principles. Bastienne Schmidt’s silhouettes in luminous orange also show a feminist and ironic twist to the reading of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. The multi media artist refers to the outline drawings of ancient Greek ceramics, as well as to Japanese woodcuts, to airytales and to American pop culture.



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