Dainty feminine portraits (with assorted weapons)

Danny Galieote's series of vivid paintings of feminine figures with fists and weapons clenched behind their backs is extremely satisfying. Something about the savage strength and defensive might lurking beneath the pinafores and bows. He's currently exhibiting a one-man show of recent works (including these) at the Arcadia Contemporary in NYC.

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  1. That most feminine of weapons, the skillet? At least it wasn't a rolling pin.

  2. Skillets - who knew?

  3. Given the repetition of theme and pose, I'm starting to wonder if this is less a feminine-power thing and more a very specific fetish.

  4. I have a Lodge cast iron skillet. It actually looks a great deal like the one the woman in the picture is holding. At around five pounds, it has quite some heft to it and would regard anyone who can swing one with ease as rather formidable.

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