about the project

In her work of art, The Birth of Confidence, Jeanette Aydinian parodies the media’s unrealistic view of women by replacing the iconic Venus in her glory and splendor with everyday women. She was inspired and partially disgusted by the outdated view of “what a traditional woman should be” by media standards. Aydinian took a contemporary approach to an iconic painting, but still used the classic mediums of tempera and canvas to represent just how archaic society’s standards of woman still are.