THE FEMALE FORM is one of art's oldest inspirations.
Friday, International House opens an exhibit, "The Woman Represented," that examines the role of women as muse and showcases local artists who portray women in their work.
"The exhibit was designed to highlight the diverse and fascinating story of the contemporary woman in America," said Reza Ghanad, the curator of the exhibit.
Exhibitors include painters Jenn Warpole, Maria Maneos and Julia Clift. Ghanad said she "was specifically trying to highlight the talented ladies making great work here in Philadelphia."
One piece presents an image of the artist as her aunt amid the things she owned, and another depicts an iconic woman representing aspects of psychology. "In short, the work is as diverse as the women who make it," Ghanad said.