totally new approach to art history never got it back, the have lost it )-:
How have women been depicted in modern art (1860-1960). How do these depictions reflect changing attitudes? Select a range of examples by both male and female artists to illustrate your answer.
As I flicked through the heavy pages of the traditional and
authoritative book on art history in my search of women seen
through both male and female eyes and painted with the skills of a
man's and women's hand most of what I cold find was male artists,
and if there was a woman painter there was little or no information
about her and her work was sometimes shown in black and white
reproduction, so if I wanted more information I had to turn to books
that deal only with women's work, as it was a separate issue, or a
totally different branch that had to be separated from the Main body
of art history.
Women have been seen and depicted differently through time, as
the styles changed so have the attitudes, (but not radically) the
perspectives from which the world was looked at, also the way We
as viewers experience the works has developed, today we are aware
of different approaches, contexts and cultural biases. From 1860 to
1960, From impressionism and Manet, to Abstract Expressionism
and de Kooning the female is still nude, and her function is her
(most of the time) naked body. Through Modernism there is a
difference in a way a woman depicts her self and the way a man
During Impressionism we see women as pretty long dresses that
reflect the sun and are a good ground to play with colors. Her faces
are not clearly seen, they are blurred and in shadow, like in Claude...