Size: 70×50 cm
Technique: Fine Art Print
About the piece
Milkmaid is a reaction against sexualization and domestication of the female body and mind. The illustration is a part of the diptych Milkmaid & “Oops” where Johanna mixes humour and female empowerment to reclaim the imagery of women, claimed by men for centuries. The diptych is inspired by Amedeo Modiglianis painting The Little Milkmaid, among others.
About the artist
Johanna Berg (b. 1986) is a designer and illustrator, who lives and works in Gothenburg. Berg received her BA (Bachelor) from the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, 2015. Her illustrative motifs are often abstract objects that can be interpreted as figurative. Berg always makes a first digital draft to her illustrations and then translates the sketch to the final medium – sometimes the medium is a wall painting, and sometimes it’s wood. Apart from working as an artist, Berg works with conceptual furniture and scenography, where her clear, graphic expression recurs. The use of different materials also plays a big role in her artworks and the notion on different values imbedded in the materials is, too, a recurring theme.