An Androgynous Affair
Beauty is manifested in many ways and androgyny is one such manifestation. In this painting, I aimed to capture the features of an androgynous woman. Her femininity is neither overtly pronounced nor overstated. Aesthetically, there is a harmonious balance between feminine and masculine elements. Stylistically, she wears minimal make-up and dresses pragmatically. She accepts the natural contours of her body. Her beauty challenges and defies society’s definition of female beauty, as she rejects the prescribed “need” for false augmentation and ostentatious make-up. She knows that she is beautiful and that there is nothing to fix.