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Teresa Ann Wells

"The Stolen Veil"


Dimensions: 174 cm H x 70 cm W x 40 cm D

Medium: Bronze on powder coated steel base

The German writer Johann Karl August Musäus’s story Der geraubte Schleier (The Stolen Veil) is one of the many stories, which inspired the libretto Swan Lake. It is a version in which a veil, which is stolen from her by an amorous mortal, holds the swan maiden’s power. The tale screams female disempowerment. However the sculpture of The Stolen Veil seeks to harnesses the power of a woman. With an alluring athletic form, she is shown dressed only in ballet shoes and stands on pointe, with her arm seductively placed above her head. Her pose, transforms her naked body into a sexual object. The shoes imply strength, delicacy, ethereality or dependence. A question is suggested “Is she draping the veil around her form to cover her body or is she revealing it?” Moreover, this piece celebrates the empowerment of women by demanding the attention of the male gaze which, emphasizes a weakness in the opposite sex,

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