Untitled Film Still #21 by Cindy Sherman (1978)

“Untitled Film Still #21” is a photograph created by artist Cindy Sherman in 1978. The black and white image depicts a woman, portrayed by Sherman herself, standing in front of a backdrop of high-rise buildings, giving the impression of a cityscape. The woman is gazing upward, seemingly lost in thought or contemplation, with a slight look of concern or wonderment on her face. She is dressed in a style suggestive of the 1940s or 1950s with a checkered blazer, a white blouse or shirt with a large collar, and a hat adorned with a bow. The aesthetics of the photograph mimic the noir or melodramatic tone of cinema from that era, reflecting Sherman’s exploration of identity and feminine archetypes through her self-portraiture.

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