Gender, Class Modernity and Women's Painting Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Gender, Class Modernity and Women's Painting
A look at the issue of gender and class in 19th century women's painting.
# 138273 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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This paper examines the theory used to discuss significant female impressionists, Berthe Morisot, and Mary Cassatt. The paper is based on Griselda Pollack's well known paper and modernist/postmodernist criticism that may tell us very little about fine art, beyond its compliance with models in use.

From the Paper:

"Much has been made of gender and class in various bodies of theory addressing modernity to render the study of Art History no different. This paper commences from Griselda Pollock's well known discussion of 19th century women's painting and the examples of Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) and Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) to indicate not just several helpful points made, but a direction taken in the theory of art in Western countries from the 1970s onwards. As this paper tries to explain, much that is commented on the painters in question indicates what interests late 20th century..."

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