The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Workby Germaine Greer
If men and women are equally capable of genius, why have there been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo or Titian? Certainly, many are acknowledged figures in the history of Western painting -- Angelica Kauffmann, Natalia Goncharova, Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot, Kathe Kollwitz. Germaine Greer's brilliantly incisive and richly-illustrated study explains the obstacles women faced in the race for achievement as both external and surmountable, but also internal and insurmountable.
It is everything we might have wished: passionate yet lucid, clear yet complex, deeply researched yet not pedantic. It is a book that explains, better than any I have ever read, the psychological, economic and even aesthetic reasons for the virtually unchallenged patriarchalism of all our artistic establishments. Erica Jong
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Meet the Author
Germaine Greer, critic, leader, and advocate, is the author of The Female Eunuch, The Change,and most recently The Whole Woman, all worldwide bestsellers. She lives in England.
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