polish artist ewa juszkiewicz subverts historical portraits of women to question the stereotypical perception of beauty in classical, european paintings. though her artworks are classical in technique, juszkiewicz experiments with their content, resulting in hybrid paintings that balance between what is human and inhuman. the characters in her pieces are women who have already been immortalized on canvas by european masters in previous centuries, whose figure and face are now deconstructed to question the way we perceive female beauty. all artworks courtesy of ewa juszkiewicz
born in 1984 in gdansk, poland, ewa juszkiewicz, who now works and lives in warsaw, acquired her impeccable classical technique during her nine-year fine art studies at the academy of fine arts in gdansk and then in krakow. her reinterpretation of historical women paintings offer the viewer a chance to rethink traditional, visual conventions, and confront the stereotypical perception of a woman’s beauty in classical, european artworks.
artist: ewa juszkiewicz