Mar 10 2012 11:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons: “500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art” and “Women vs Men”

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art: One of the most revealing ways of seeing how we think about something is to look at how we choose to represent it in art. A brief survey. (2:53 minutes)

Women vs Men: Another way is to compare with something similar. Bruno Bozetto knows how to use stereotypes to poke fun at everyone (5:27 minutes)

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
by Philip Scott Johnson

Women vs Men
by Bruno Bozetto

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René Walling is a fan of SF, animation and comics, this has led him to co-chair Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, be involved with fps magazine for more than a decade, and start Nanopress, a Canadian small press. He looks forward to living on Mars where he would benefit from having more than 24 hours in a day.

1. xnz
Johnson's video is great, and it would be really slick if it had the paintings year in the corner for cronological prospective.
2. chaosprime
Wow. The Women vs. Men video is profoundly irritating. Seriously, we haven't come further in comedy than going "hurr durr" at scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel misogynistic stereotyping?
3. Angiportus
Couldn't even get thru the 2nd video. They won't let us even choose what shape we want to represent ourselves by? Stupid.
I know you'lll come up with better vids next week.

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