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Art history and the woman artist

  1. 1. Art History and the Woman ArtistWhitney Chadwick<br />Supplemented by Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion Chapters 1—5 <br />
  2. 2. The Guerrilla Girls, 1989<br />“Since women were not credited with artistic genius, an art history committed to proving male genius can only subsume women’s contributions under those of men.”—Chadwick 18<br />
  3. 3. “The Western canon, the set of rules against which all must measure up begins with classicism” (Guerrilla Girls 11).<br />What is a canon? How does it fit in to your definition of art? What is the role of women’s studies and the canon? Temple of Apollo 580-540 BC<br />
  4. 4. Boccaccio vs. Christine de Pisan<br />Boccaccio—<br />Manuscripts--France--15th C. A.D <br />Christine writes her manuscript Manuscripts--France--15th C. A.D <br />
  5. 5. “The historical texts need constant rereading as we attempt to understand better the problematic of femininity and the role of images in the social production of meaning. … writing about art has confused the issue of women artists by inscribing social constructions of femininity on them”<br />
  6. 6. Christine de Pisan— “how can women’s lives be known when men write all the books?” (30)<br />
  7. 7. Joseph and Potiphar'sWifeProperziadi Rossi 1491-1530 <br />“A lovely picture, sculpted with womanly grace and more than admirable”—Vasari 1568<br />What sort of gendered language did Vasari use to describe women’s art?<br />What cultural norms were women artists expected to adhere to, according to Chadwick?<br />
  8. 8. Marietta Robusti<br />Portrait of an Old Man With Boy c. 1585<br />Why is this the only work attributed to Robusti?<br />
  9. 9. Judith Leyster<br />Merry Company (The Happy Couple) 1630<br />Laughing Youth with Wine Glass (The Jolly Toper) 1629<br />
  10. 10. Constance Marie Charpentier<br />Portrait of Mme Charlotte du Val d’Ognes c. 1801<br />ARTnewsissue where Linda Nochlin’s article first appeared<br />
  11. 11. The Death of Cleopatra, Edmonia Lewis 1876<br />The Guerrilla Girls point towards more than just sexism in the art world, they also try to call out the underlying racism that keeps non-white artists largely invisible.<br />
  12. 12. Imogen Cunningham<br />Magnolia Bud, 1929<br />Triangles, 1928<br />
  13. 13. Why haven’t there been more great women artists throughout Western History?<br />Why haven’t more women been considered great artists throughout Western history?<br />Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion 7 <br />

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