Woman's Beauty, Part 2

To provide a contrast it is also helpful to consider themes within the pieces of Cherie Buttonss. Cherie Buttonss is an Australian, female artists, who uses hyper-feminine, pop and pastel imagery within her art. The female characters represented are often aggressively female, voluptuous and sexualised. However, despite this explicit portrayal of femininity it can be argued that this type of representation is a way of reclaiming 'cuteness' and female sexuality that is often dismissed. It is appropriate for the group to discuss here whether they believe femininity can be reclaimed and used to 'empower' women.