Monday, November 5, 2012

Kiki Smith - Lilith, 1994 - Bronze, silicon, and glass.

"In medieval Jewish lore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife.  When she demanded to be Adam’s equal, she was evicted from the Garden of Eden.  Lilith flew away to the demon world, replaced by the more submissive Eve.  Smith catches us off guard with Lilith’s pose and placement.  Most sculptures receive our gaze passively, but Lilith stares back with piercing brown eyes, ready to pounce."

Notes

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    I would have thought that if they really wanted to send a message that women were inferior they would have left it in,...
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    Actually the Lilith Story of her being Adam’s First wife was created 8th–10th century in the Alphabet of Ben Sira....
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