Sherman expertly toys with pose, gesture, backdrops, costume, makeup, lighting, digital image processing technology, and composition, to create a wide variety of realist and imagined portraits, often with her as the model.
Chromogenic color print (1989). One of Cindy Sherman's 'History Portraits' from the late 1980s. Sherman humorously plays with Old Master portraiture tropes, whilst alluding to the male gaze and more specifically, the objectification of women. Click through to see more from Ocula's Art Advisors.
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