(From the publisher):
In the early 1970s feminists offered a challenge to our ideas about art and the artist by re-establishing the names and works of many women artists ignored by mainstream art history. This project raised new questions, not only about how to study artists who are women and integrate them into their historical moments, but about the adequacy and biases of the methods of art history itself.
In Vision and Difference, Griselda Pollock advances the debate about art history and women in culture by studying the work of women artists in the context of the dominant representations of femininity. Dealing with the themes of modernity, sexuality, and representation, the author offers concrete historical analyses from key moments in the formation of modern culture in order to reveal the sexual politics at the heart of modernist art. She breaks with both modernist art history's categories of Pre-Raphaelitism and Impressionism and with recent social histories of modernist painting to draw upon the rich resources of feminist cultural analyses hiterto little applied to the visual arts. A powerful concluding chapter on the work of contemporary feminist artists whose work offers a challenge to modernist normsl (Mary Kelly, Yve Lomax, Mitra Tabrizian, and Marie Yates) analyses the problems of working in a culture where the feminine is defined as object for the masculine gaze and of developing radical and pleasurable strategies of representation which both deconstruct and redefine the feminine in the light of the feminist movement
Original title: Vision and Difference
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