Week 11 – Artist Feature – Romina Del Castillo

This week I decided to focus on the works of Romina Del Castillo. Her artwork features a lot of black and white with small, subtle pops of colors. I chose this specific piece called Shifting Focus. I chose it because of the realness it portrays. The woman in the drawing seems to be a woman of color, possibly of a lower socio-economic class. She is lying nude on her bed in a very relaxed pose, with an expression of indifference on her face. Del Castillo drew the woman’s body in a manner that appears to be very honest. The woman’s body looks like the body of an average woman, in her 30’s or 40’s, and in no way reflective of the photoshopped images that we have become accustomed to. This pose was often used in history to portray women of wealth and status. This drawing really captures a shift of focus. Thanks Romina!

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