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Great Women Masters of Art

Great Women Masters of Art

by Jordi Vigue
     
 
This volume provides a pleasant introduction to the history of women artists, of whom 84 are included here. Proceeding chronologically, there is an entry on each artist featuring a brief biography, chronology of her life, and short art historical discussion of a handful of her works. Each work is illustrated in color, most in half-page format. Annotation ©2003

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This volume provides a pleasant introduction to the history of women artists, of whom 84 are included here. Proceeding chronologically, there is an entry on each artist featuring a brief biography, chronology of her life, and short art historical discussion of a handful of her works. Each work is illustrated in color, most in half-page format. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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VOYA
In his introduction, Vigué defends the body of art produced by women as being just as significant and of equal quality as the work of male artists, and he attempts to correct the slight afforded these women painters through this tribute to their work. Artists such as Frida Kahlo, Atermeisa Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, and Georgia O'Keefe are included. Many of these women continued to paint despite the dismissal of their work by the male-dominated art world through the ages. This book is homage to their gift. It is arranged chronologically beginning with the sixteenth century. Earlier painters are alluded to and noted in the introduction, but most remain unstudied. A brief biography of each artist is accompanied by a time line of the major events in her life. Several pages displaying examples of her work follow, each with a scholarly description and criticism. All of the works are in full color on glossy paper. Noticeably absent are women artists outside the framework of Western art and women who have devoted their careers to producing art for children. This reference tool will serve serious students of art history who are searching for information on women painters quite well. The book will also appeal to anyone who enjoys the sensual pleasure of connecting with great art. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2002, Watson-Guptil, 480p.; Illus. Chronology., Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18.
—Leslie Carter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823021147
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1903
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.02(d)

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