Emerging in the late 1960s as women artists struggled to `de-gender'
their work to compete in a male-dominated arena, the feminist art
movement has played a leading role in the art world over the last five
decades. Using the `female gaze' to articulate socially relevant issues
after an era of aesthetic `formalism,' women artists, working in a
variety of media, have called to attention ideas around gender, identity
and form, criticising the cultural expectations and stereotyping of
women, women's struggle for equality, and the treatment of the female
body as a commodity. This little book is a short and pithy
introduction to some of the most important artworks borne out of this
Fifty outstanding works - from the late 1960s to the present - reflect women's lives and experience, as well as the changing position of women artists, and reveal the impact of feminist ideals and politics on visual culture. Exploring themes such as gender inequality, sexuality, domestic life, personal experiences and the female body, A Little Feminist History of Art is a celebration of one of the most ambitious, influential and enduring artistic movements to emerge from the twentieth century.
A Little Feminist History of Art - Charlotte Mullins
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