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Vision and Difference By Griselda Pollock

Vision and Difference by Griselda Pollock

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Chapters on the structures of art historical writing are complemented by studies of Elizabeth Siddall, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, which deal with themes of modernity, sexuality and repression.

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Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art by Griselda Pollock

Griselda Pollock provides concrete historical analyses of key moments in the formation of modern culture to reveal the sexual politics at the heart of modernist art. Crucially, she not only explores a feminist re-reading of the works of canonical male Impressionist and Pre-Raphaelite artists including Edgar Degas and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but also re-inserts into art history their female contemporaries - women artists such as Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt.

Pollock discusses the work of women artists such as Mary Kelly and Yve Lomax, highlighting the problems of working in a culture where the feminine is still defined as the object of the male gaze. Now published with a new introduction, Vision and Difference is as powerful as ever for all those seeking not only to understand the history of the feminine in art, but also to develop new strategies for representation for the future.

Vision and Difference Reviews

'A classic text by one of the great pioneers of feminist criticism and art history' - Linda Nochlin, New York University, USA

'A vital text for understnading the polemics of feminist art history, and its methods in practice' - Anthea Callen, University of Nottingham, UK

About Griselda Pollock

Griselda Pollock (1949-). Renowned art historian and critic, currently Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1: Feminist interventions in the histories of artChapter 2 Vision, voice and power: feminist art histories and MarxismChapter 3 Modernity and the spaces of femininityChapter 4 Woman as a sign in pre-Raphaelite literature: the representation of Elisabeth Siddall (written in collaboration with Deborah Cherry)Chapter 5: A Photo-essay - signs of femininityChapter 6: Woman as sign: psychoanalytic readingsChapter 7: Screening the seventies: sexuality and representation in feminist practice - a Brechtian perspectiveNotesBibliographyIndex

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Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art by Griselda Pollock
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