Monday, 9 June 2014

Women and Art

"Why have there been no great women artists? The question is crucial, not merely to women, and not only for social or ethical reasons, but for purely intellectual ones as well. If, as John Stuart Mill so rightly suggested, we tend to accept whatever is as ‘natural’, this is just as true in the realm of academic investigation as it is in our social arrangements: the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as the viewpoint of the art historian, is proving to be inadequate.."

Artists discussed
Hilma af Klint (Sweden 1862-1944)
Cindy Sherman (born 1954)
Helen Frankenthelar (1928-2011) [Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner]
Valerie Solanos  (1936-88)
Eva Hesse (1936-1970)
Judy Chicago (b. 1939) The Dinner Party
Piero Manzoni (1933-63)
Yves Klein (1928-62)

Chadwick, W., 2012. Women, Art, and Society, 5th edition. ed. Thames & Hudson, New York, NY.
Parker, R., Pollock, G., 2013. Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology. I.B.Tauris.

Hilma af Klint
The Ten Biggest, No 2 1907
Oil and tempera on paper
328 x 240 cm 
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