Stretchmarks & Menstrual Rainbows

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:58
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I stumbled upon the instagram page of 21-year-old artist Cinta Tort Carto and fell in love.

She traces the stretchmarks on women's bodies with rainbow paint.  She glitters and rainbows menstrual markings on panties, diva cups and tampons.  It's so refreshing to view art that celebrates the power of our bodies while calling attention to misogynistic denigration and objectification:

"It all started as a form of expression, but it quickly turned into social commentary of the male-dominated culture we live in. There are many things happening in my town [Barcelona] that I couldn't be silent on, such as the male microaggression toward the female body. I know there are countries that have it worse than here in Spain, but I couldn't stay silent."

This next generation of female artists is taking on the establishment and getting major press.  I can't wait to dust off the 33 canvases and 200 drawings we have in storage.  The world is ready for a Betty Dodson exhibition.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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