Not #MeToo: No More Casting Couch

Kevin Grass Fine Art Vote Code: 66841

The large "Not #MeToo: No More Casting Couch" painting is about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in America. It shows one ballerina rebuffing Harvey Weinstein, while the other one is ready to pepper spray him. These ballerinas are not comfortable with the idea of the "casting couch." The Harvey Weinstein scandal began the #MeToo movement that is changing what is considered acceptable behavior between individuals. The piece shows women empowered to fight back against sexual abuses. You can see a video about how the work was created here: https://www.screencast.com/t/JERs6qgl The painting has a crisp finish reminiscent of Northern Renaissance painters and the tenebrism of artists like Artemisia Gentileschi. Please check out the detailed explanation of the symbolism used in the work. Thank you for voting for our entry!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Width: 14 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 7 feet

About Kevin Grass Fine Art

Kevin Grass is a Florida realism painter who has shown his work internationally. His assistant is his wife, Michaela Oberlaender, who plays a supporting role in the creation of this work.