Untitled Film Still #21 by Cindy Sherman

The artist Cindy Sherman is famous for her self-portraits that never show her true self, but numerous different identities she constructs. She plays various roles and the more we see of her, the less recognizable she is. Her disguises comment on the female roles defined by the society and reveal gender as an unstable and constructed position. This photograph is from her early poetic series where she imagined herself as a Hitchcock or film-noir heroine in the American landscape. In this series, she has played various roles from an immature schoolgirl to an attractive seducer and from a glamour diva to a caring housewife. Her works encourage a self-reflection in the viewer.
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