Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits /Publication details: London : Thames and Hudson, 1998.Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index.
Introduction: the presentation of self -- Sixteenth century: in the beginning -- Seventeenth century: a new self-confidence -- Eighteenth century: professionals and amateurs -- Nineteenth century: the opening door -- Twentieth century: breaking taboos -- Conclusion: drawing breath.
"For centuries the art world was a male preserve. Exceptionally talented and driven women became successful professional artists, only to be written out of the history of Western art. The self-portraits of women artists are deeply interesting - particularly as the female body has traditionally been imprisoned by the male artist's gaze as a beautiful and voiceless object. Frances Borzello has taken a fresh look at women's self portraits right up to the present day to reconstruct a largely overlooked genre."--Book jacket.