In her 1959 painting ‘Woman at the sink’, Jacqueline Fahey attempted to subvert the cultural norm of women’s unpaid domestic work being less valuable than men’s work in the paid workforce. The painting also conveys the sense of entrapment and isolation some women felt in being confined to the domestic sphere.
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Oil on board by Jacqueline Fahey
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