The fact that woman often appears to have objectified status in art isn’t any surprise. What really amazed me is that woman has been objectified by male artists, since a prehistoric sculptor carved the Venus of Willendorf from a lump of rock nearly 28,000 years ago. That sounds like a very long time. Since then the female figure has been objectified as a fertility goddess, as perfect product and an object of desire.
Allen Jones is a great example of artist, who’s work has a flow of feminist movement. His work is full of irony and it’s quite straightforward. Allen Jones was creating his work in 60’s , and it was the time when woman had narrow range of roles. Women were wife’s, mothers and generally house keepers. Female furniture by Allen Jones is a clear definition of objectification of woman. Jones’ work became as well a symbol for the male sexual culture of the time.
In a nutshell : The most controversial furniture I’ve ever seen. Very sexual and provocative. Woman as an object literally and in metaphor.