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The Expanding Discourse: Feminism & Art History / Edition 1

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Overview


A sequel to the pioneering volume, Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, published in 1982, The Expanding Discourse contains 29 essays on artists and issues from the Renaissance to the present, representing some of the best feminist art-historical writing of the past decade. Chronologically arranged, the essays demonstrate the abundance, diversity, and main conceptual trends in recent feminist scholarship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064302074
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/1992
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 532
  • Sales rank: 792,482
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author


Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard are professors of art history at the American University in Washington, D.C., and are leading scholars in the field of feminist art history. Broude is the author of The Macchiaioli: Italian Painters of the Nineteenth Century (1987), Impressionism, A Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the Nineteenth Century (1991), and Georges Seurat (1992). Garrard has written articles and reviews on feminism and art history, Jacopo Sansovino, Michelangelo and Raphael, and Renaissance sculpture. She is the author of Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art (1989) and, with Broude, the coeditor of Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany (1982). Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard are professors of art history at the American University in Washington, D.C., and are leading scholars in the field of feminist art history. Broude is the author of The Macchiaioli: Italian Painters of the Nineteenth Century (1987), Impressionism, A Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the Nineteenth Century (1991), and Georges Seurat (1992). Garrard has written articles and reviews on feminism and art history, Jacopo Sansovino, Michelangelo and Raphael, and Renaissance sculpture. She is the author of Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art (1989) and, with Broude, the coeditor of Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany (1982).
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Expanding Discourse 1
1 The Virgin's One Bare Breast: Nudity, Gender, and Religious Meaning in Tuscan Early Renaissance Culture 27
2 Women in Frames: The Gaze, the Eye, the Profile in Renaissance Portraiture 39
3 Leonardo Da Vinci: Female Portraits, Female Nature 59
4 The Taming of the Blue: Writing Out Color in Italian Renaissance Theory 87
5 Botticelli's Primavera: A Lesson for the Bride 101
6 Titian's Sacred and Profane Love and Marriage 111
7 The Loggia Dei Lanzi: A Showcase of Female Subjugation 127
8 The Erotics of Absolutism: Rubens and the Mystification of Sexual Violence 139
9 The Muted Other: Gender and Morality in Augustan Rome and Eighteenth-Century Europe 161
10 Secluded Vision: Images of Feminine Experience in Nineteenth-Century Europe 171
11 "Disagreeably Hidden": Construction and Constriction of the Lesbian Body in Rosa Bonheur's Horse Fair 187
12 "L'Art Feminin": The Formation of a Critical Category in Late Nineteenth-Century France 207
13 Morisot's Wet Nurse: The Construction of Work and Leisure in Impressionist Painting 231
14 Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity 245
15 Edgar Degas and French Feminism, ca. 1880: "The Young Spartans," the Brothel Monotypes, and the Bathers Revisited 269
16 Renoir and the Natural Woman 295
17 Going Native: Paul Gauguin and the Invention of Primitivist Modernism 313
18 Gauguin's Tahitian Body 331
19 The MoMA'S Hot Mamas 347
20 Constructing Myths and Ideologies in Matisse's Odalisques 359
21 Ladies Shot and Painted: Female Embodiment in Surrealist Art 381
22 Culture, Politics, and Identity in the Paintings of Frida Kahlo 397
23 Egalitarian Vision, Gendered Experience: Women Printmakers and the WPA/FAP Graphic Arts Project 409
24 Lee Krasner as L.K. 425
25 Georgia O'Keeffe and Feminism: A Problem of Position 437
26 Judy Chicago's Dinner Party: A Personal Vision of Women's History 451
27 Race Riots. Cocktail Parties. Black Panthers. Moon Shots and Feminists: Faith Ringgold's Observations on the 1960s in America 467
28 Afrofemcentrism and Its Fruition in the Art of Elizabeth Catlett and Faith Ringgold 475
29 The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodemism 487
Notes on the Contributors 503
Index 506
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