"The Conversation between two women". Original work. Year: 2020. Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Size: 121.5x91.5cm.
This painting is an artistic tribute to the novel "About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter" by Lisa Alther and Francoise Gilot.
A provocative and wide-ranging conversation between two distinctive women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and demands of womanhood. Alther is 71, a renowned novelist and feminist, and originally from Tennessee; Gilot is 93, Parisian, a painter, and was both muse and partner to Pablo Picasso for nearly a decade.
Alther and Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years. Although from different backgrounds and different generations, they found they have a great deal in common as women who managed to support themselves with careers in the arts while simultaneously balancing work and parenthood obligations.
"About Women" is their extended conversation in which they talk about everything important to them: their childhoods, the impact of war on their lives and their work, and their views on love, style, self-invention, feminism, and child-rearing. They also discuss the creative impulse and the importance of art as they ponder what it means to be a woman.

Some clues to "read' this painting:
- Alther is on the left side (in pink and magenta colours);
- Gilot is on the right side (in gold);
- big black pattern is symbolising a human spinal cord connected to the cerebrum or brain (in our case - a woman's one);
- colourful patches inside of the brain - women's emotions during their conversations.

"The Conversation". 2020. Acrylic on canvas. 91.5cm x 121.5cm

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