9780500203934

Women Art & Society Woa 4E Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500203934

  • ISBN10:

    0500203938

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 3/17/2007
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD
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Summary

This acclaimed study challenges the assumption that great women artists are exceptions to the rule who transcended their sex to produce major works of art. While acknowledging the many women whose contributions to visual culture since the Middle Ages have often been neglected, Whitney Chadwick's survey reexamines the works themselves and the ways in which they have been perceived as marginal, often in direct reference to gender. In her discussion of feminism and its influence on such a reappraisal, the author also addresses the closely related issues of ethnicity, class, and sexuality. This expanded edition incorporates recent developments in contemporary art. Chadwick addresses the turn toward autobiography in much recent women's art. She considers issues such as the personal versus the political and the private versus the public, and analyzes the differences between women's art today and the seminal feminist work of the 1970s and 1980s.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Introduction: Art History and the Woman Artistp. 17
The Middle Agesp. 43
The Renaissance Idealp. 66
The Other Renaissancep. 87
Domestic Genres and Women Painters in Northern Europep. 114
Amateurs and Academics: A New Ideology of Femininity in France and Englandp. 139
Sex, Class, and Power in Victorian Englandp. 175
Toward Utopia: Moral Reform and American Art in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 205
Separate but Unequal: Woman's Sphere and the New Artp. 228
Modernism, Abstraction, and the New Woman, 1910-25p. 252
Modernist Representation: The Female Bodyp. 279
Gender, Race, and Modernism after the Second World Warp. 316
Feminist Art in North America and Great Britainp. 355
New Directions: A Partial Overviewp. 378
Worlds Together, Worlds Apartp. 423
A Place to Grow: Personal Visions, Global Concerns, 2000-06p. 467
Bibliography and Sourcesp. 496
List of Illustrationsp. 516
Indexp. 523
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