Cycle: Masks
Hussy is a social commentary on how women's sexuality is perceived. In that area, the painting illustrates unequal treatment of genres. We can easily put on this social mask and forget that there is a person behind it.

Technique: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 42x32 cm, 16.5x12.5 in


We are constantly running away from the other's eye, only to be caught by another, which sees us and defines us. Masks are extremely useful because they allow you to categorize and define reality quickly.

In Polish, "hussly" translates to "Latawica," a flying-related word. As a result, many butterflies can be found on the women's sleeve. Because it has already received a mask that defines this person, the figure in the painting has a barely visible face.

Not all masks have to be so dangerous, but the label "Hussly" for women is extremely disrespectful. Men with a large number of sexual partners can expect social recognition and achieve high social status; women, on the other hand, cannot. The character's shirt has a tightly buttoned collar, because once you get a mask, it's very hard to get rid of it.

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