An anthology of essays on women artists in the 20th century. The volume is introduced by an examination of the developments and methodologies within feminist art history and an outline of the broader connections between the issues raised by the individual essays.
An anthology of essays on women artists in the 20th century. The volume is introduced by an examination of the developments and methodologies within feminist art history and an outline of the broader connections between the issues raised by the individual essays. The contributors take a woman artist or group of women as a case study and, using examples from their lives and work, explore and question the interpretations of women and modernism and modernity.
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Women artists, modernity and suffrage cultures in Britain and Germany, 1890-1920, Rosemary Betterton; modern women, modern spaces - women, metropolitan culture and vorticism, Deborah Cherry and Jane Beckett; black awakening - gender and representation in the Harlem Renaissance, Pauline de Souza; Elizabeth McCausland - art, politics and sexuality, Susan Platt; women artists and the St. Ives School, 1939-1964, Nedira Yakir; Hepworth and her critics, Katy Deepwell; talking back - an exchange with Marcel Duchamp, Moira Roth; making a mess - women's bane, women's pleasure, Joanna Frueh; performing the picture or painting the other - Romaine Brooks, Gluck and the question of decadence in 1923, Hilary Robinson; beauty, the universal, the divine - Irigaray's re-valuings; desiring daughters, Renee Baert.
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