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Anna Guarneri is a visual artist based in Philadelphia.  She works in various media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and stained glass. 

Anna’s ongoing series of self-portraits is inspired by Paleolithic “Venus” figurines, some of the earliest examples of figurative art.  While the figurines were long thought to be fertility symbols or fetish objects, an alternative theory is that they were self-portraits made by women looking down at their own bodies.  Paintings in the series incorporate forms and colors from historical, spiritual, and decorative art. 

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