Double Vision: Perspectives on Gender and the Visual Arts

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Natalie Harris Bluestone
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1995 - Social Science - 159 pages
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This interdisciplinary collection on women and art includes essays representing the fields of philosophy, modern European social history, the history of art and architecture, and film theory and criticism. Although their approaches and conclusions are intentionally and markedly diverse, the authors share an experience of "double vision." As women scholars, curators, and teachers, they occupy a position which is both inside the mainstream of their fields and outside the dominant group that has produced the bulk of the appreciated art of the past and controlled academic institutions and inquiry.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Eye of the Beholder Gender the Artist and the Observer
19
Eros and Sadism Delacroixs Depictions of Animals Eating People
21
The Female Gaze Womens Interpretations of the Life and Work of Properzia De Rossi Renaissance Sculptor
38
Women as Patrons Toward an Expanded Concept of Agency
65
Women and the Production of Art in the Middle Ages The Significance of Context
67
Women Architectural Patrons and the Shaping of an Arts and Crafts Culture 18701914
95
Societal Expectations Messages about Gender in Painting and Film
109
Moderation and Mutuality The Dutch Family in Life and Art 15001700
111
The Voice of the Other Women in Third World and Experimental Film
125
Genre and Gender The Subversive Potential
138
Notes on Contributors
153
Index of Names and Works of Art
155
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