In what way do artists/ designers and others show their concerns related to the issue around gender stereotyping?
When it comes to gender stereotyping we typically relate certain objects/movements towards a gender. For example the image above (Fig.1) is an example of the way artists approach this idea of gender stereotyping and how they break down the stigma around this social issue. Here is one image from the series where men are dressed in masculine clothing and are associated with activities that are described as typically male. Here the poses shown are ones that would be more feminine, as the photographer stated “…applying traditional pinup poses that are reserved for the female form, while still presenting the models in ‘masculine’ clothing.” (Rion Sabean Photography). From this I will be taking the ideas around gender stereotyping and how to break this down into one visual image.
Fig.2 is part of a collection by Kelly Reemtsen, where feminine figures dressed in dresses are holding an object that is associated to be masculine. Here this creates a visually effective image as well as showing how she is touching on the issue of gender stereotyping. From this I would like to take the idea of bring masculine and feminine together and breaking this stereotype. I would like to introduce the idea of mixing the two together in one visual image.
From looking at these two artists and their ideas around gender stereotyping, I would like the go back to the basics and create a poster expressing the attitudes surrounding gender. I am going to do this by mixing up the two faces of a male and female. I am going to do this through photoshopping faces together and manipulating them to create something visually disturbing but effective when people come across it.