Par Nair, Sitting Proper I, 2020
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Artist: Par Nair
Title: Sitting Proper I
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 101.6 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm (40" H x 30" W x 1" D)
Framed in symmetry, this diptych (Sitting Proper) is a reference to the marriage portraits commissioned during the Renaissance. By taking on the role of both male and female, husband and wife; the artist complicates gender norms, marriage, and portrayal of man and woman through gaze and body language.