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Why have there been no great women artists?

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Edition: 50th anniversary editionDescription: 111 pages : illustrations ; 19 cmISBN:
  • 9780500023846
  • 0500023840
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N72.F45 N635 2021
  • N8354 .N625 2021
Contents:
Introduction / by Catherine Grant -- Why have there been no great women artists? -- "Why have there been no great women artists?" Thirty years after -- Notes -- Further reading -- Picture credits.
Summary: "The fiftieth anniversary edition of the essay that is now recognized as the first major work of feminist art theory--published together with author Linda Nochlin's reflections three decades later. Many scholars have called Linda Nochlin's seminal essay on women artists the first real attempt at a feminist history of art. In her revolutionary essay, Nochlin refused to answer the question of why there had been no 'great women artists' on its own corrupted terms, and instead, she dismantled the very concept of greatness, unraveling the basic assumptions that created the male-centric genius in art. With unparalleled insight and wit, Nochlin questioned the acceptance of a white male viewpoint in art history. And future freedom, as she saw it, requires women to leap into the unknown and risk demolishing the art world's institutions in order to rebuild them anew. In this stand-alone anniversary edition, Nochlin's essay is published alongside its reappraisal, 'Thirty Years After.' Written in an era of thriving feminist theory, as well as queer theory, race, and postcolonial studies, 'Thirty Years After' is a striking reflection on the emergence of a whole new canon. With reference to Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and many more, Nochlin diagnoses the state of women and art with unmatched precision and verve. 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?' has become a slogan and rallying cry that resonates across culture and society. In the 2020s, Nochlin's message could not be more urgent: as she put it in 2015, 'There is still a long way to go.' 13 black-and-white illustrations" -- Amazon.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Contextual Studies | 2022 New: Fine Arts
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Introduction / by Catherine Grant -- Why have there been no great women artists? -- "Why have there been no great women artists?" Thirty years after -- Notes -- Further reading -- Picture credits.

"The fiftieth anniversary edition of the essay that is now recognized as the first major work of feminist art theory--published together with author Linda Nochlin's reflections three decades later. Many scholars have called Linda Nochlin's seminal essay on women artists the first real attempt at a feminist history of art. In her revolutionary essay, Nochlin refused to answer the question of why there had been no 'great women artists' on its own corrupted terms, and instead, she dismantled the very concept of greatness, unraveling the basic assumptions that created the male-centric genius in art. With unparalleled insight and wit, Nochlin questioned the acceptance of a white male viewpoint in art history. And future freedom, as she saw it, requires women to leap into the unknown and risk demolishing the art world's institutions in order to rebuild them anew. In this stand-alone anniversary edition, Nochlin's essay is published alongside its reappraisal, 'Thirty Years After.' Written in an era of thriving feminist theory, as well as queer theory, race, and postcolonial studies, 'Thirty Years After' is a striking reflection on the emergence of a whole new canon. With reference to Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and many more, Nochlin diagnoses the state of women and art with unmatched precision and verve. 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?' has become a slogan and rallying cry that resonates across culture and society. In the 2020s, Nochlin's message could not be more urgent: as she put it in 2015, 'There is still a long way to go.' 13 black-and-white illustrations" -- Amazon.

Linda Nochlin was an American art historian, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor Emerita of Modern Art at New York University Institute of Fine Arts, and writer.

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