No Man’s Art Gallery presents The beauty one cometh the first solo exhibition by Marilyn Sonneveld. The artist presents a new series of work in which she observes a representation of the female body by focussing on beauty, femininity and its manipulation and distortion.
The beauty one cometh is the definition of the name of Nefertiti, the Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. The famous limestone bust of Nefertiti has made her one of the most known women of the ancient world; an icon of feminine beauty. Throughout the years, the bust of Nefertiti has been represented as such to disguise her missing eye by working with en profil documentation and shadowing. Marilyn Sonneveld took these obscured deviations of female beauty as a point of departure for her solo exhibition.
The artist presents a series based on eight renowned paintings such as The Venus of Urbino by Titiaan, Venus and Mars by the School of Fontainebleau and Young Woman at her Toilette by Bellini next to works that show female figures found on social media that are distorted, camouflaged and manipulated either by the source or the artist.