In this major book, Griselda Pollock engages boldly in the culture wars over `what is the canon?` and `what difference can feminism make?. In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of. Buy Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Arts Histories (Re Visions: Critical Studies in the History & Theory of Art) 1 by Griselda Pollock ( ISBN.
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Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art?
This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Physical description xviii, p. The flow of the book is wondrous, as Pollock builds each new idea onto the next, rounded out with rigorous research. Try again or cancel this request. Selected pages Title Page.
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Describe the connection issue. Publisher’s Summary In this major new book, renowned art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: She argues that it is not enough simply to read as a woman; we must also acknowledge the differences between women shaped by racist and colonial hierarchies.
Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of modern masters – Dkfferencing Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the canonical artists of feminist art history Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. In Differencing the CanonGriselda Pollock examines the tenacity of the canon’s appeal, and explores both the fantasies and desires served by traditional heroic narratives in art history, and those which drive feminist criticism to oppose diferencing Using experimental formats and different voices, Differencing the Canon goes beyond the academic canon to get closer to the grain of the feminist voice, using difference as a dynamic force to thhe up the possibilities for reading complex visual art.
Should we simply reject the all-male succession of ‘great artists’ in favour of an all-woman litany of artistic heroines? She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to explore questions of sexuality and cultural difference, and although she asks more questions than she answers, the questions themselves are searingly insightful and important.
Pollock unpacks the representation of culturally resonant female figures in a range of texts, from Manets depiction of the model Jeanne Duval in his painting Olympia, to Charlotte Brontes Lucy Snowe, artists representations of Cleopatra and Angela Carters Black Venus. Changing Patterns in a Global Context Susanne. On the social other.
What difference can a feminist approach to art history make? Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Subject Feminism and art.
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Pollock refrains from making suggestions as to the direction education should take, and instead focuses on the debate itself, and what it tells one about the differences between women, and their ways of interpreting art. On the jouissance of the other. Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, draws on her formidable background as an art historian to add a new element to the debate over feminist readings of art.
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For more control over what you subscribe to, head on over to our subscription page. Nielsen Book Data Is the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best paintings by the greatest masters, or a construct turning its contents into products of mastery, and defining culture and creativity as essentially European and masculine?
Lubaina Himid and the making of new narratives. Imprint London ; New York: The question of the traditional, patriarchal canon, of whether it should be rejected, replaced or reformed, is a debate at the centre of feminist art history.
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What ‘difference’ can feminist ‘interventions in art’s histories’ make? Perception is invariably skewed by the circumstances in which one operates, but it can also be a valuable tool for reinterpreting art and culture of another age. Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of the canonical modern masters – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the ‘canonical’ artists of feminist art history, Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. On the exhibition with the other. References to this book Feminism-Art-Theory: Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love.
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