Women Artists

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Universe, 2008 - Art - 328 pages
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This beautiful, oversized book features the work of women artists from the Renaissance to today. The full-page illustrations bring to light these artists’ achievements, including historical and cultural notes to place their works in perspective. Margaret Barlow’s informative and well-researched text highlights the lives and accomplishments of well-known and lesser known women whose art has been influential to the larger society, despite restricted access to formal training, and in the face of societal pressures to conform to prescribed virtues of "womanhood," overcame impediments to pursue successful careers in art through the ages—Judith Leyster, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, Angelica Kauffmann, Emily Mary Osborn, Lilly Martin Spencer, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Georgia O’Keeffe, Käthe Kollwitz, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, and Judy Chicago, are some of the artists highlighted.

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User Review  - Ringling Library - Goodreads

“Discoveries of women artists and art by women will continue to generate excitement among historians, students and lovers of art. Perhaps more satisfying, however, is the seamless inclusion of these ... Read full review

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Interesting perspective of the female artist over the past several hundred years across the globe. The book has great photos of selective works through the eyes of the periods in the respected ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Domestic Preoccupations
29
Virtue and Virtuosity
39
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Margaret Barlow is Associate Editor of the Woman’s Art Journal. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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