Throughout history, women have had to put up with whatever the world had to throw at them, no matter how ridiculous, with a smile and a poised posture, no matter what form the all-accepting woman would take. However, several paintings have been pointed out to me by Fashion Soup for the Sartorial Soul’s lovely Campbell Gee show that this wasn’t always the case. From a modern mindset and knowledge of the world, the social women in these centuries-old paintings are clearly having not the best time at these so-called parties. To combine the modern standard of women with the previously fundamental and closed-minded expectations of the past, I inserted a modern version of communication – text messages – with thoughts of equally modern proportions likely to be going through the women’s minds.
Writing by Ella Luna, edits by Ella Luna, paintings by respective artists