Sunday, December 12, 2010
Marxist critic John Berger had concluded 'Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at'.
first generation feminist art
Nancy Spero (war)
Adrian Piper (race)
Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke
art historian Linda Nochlin, 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?'
arxist-inspired feminist theory that marked the 1980s
The Guerilla Girls
|Some early surreal artists||Less political|
|max ernst||New pyschological|
|rene margritte||theories of sigmund freud|
|salvador dali||1899-The interpretation of dreams|
|glorgio de chirico||Access to the subconscious mind|
|Hue- location in the color wheel|
|Value- Lightness or darkness|
|Saturation- distance from neutral gray purity of color experience|
|ROY G BIV (RED,ORANGE,BLUE,INDIGO,VIOLET)|
Feminism – first wave
1. Essentials -- identity
a. The personal
b. The body
d. Vaginal iconography
e. Discover iconography/images that represented essential nature of woman (from woman’s view point not mans)
f. Affirm/celebrate female attributes
g. Distinguish art of women from men -- Separate art?
3. activism (tended towards performance)
a. urgent need to find voice
b. voice concerns as women (from the uniquely woman’s view)
c. reveal the history and nature of the repression of women
d. reveal discrepancies between stereotypical images of women they encountered in art and media vs what women actually felt and experienced
e. undertook to counter male representation of women through invented
f. engage public more immediately
g. create “sisterhood”
4. distinguish art of women from men
- How is a woman's gaze different from a man's? How does that difference influence the ways in which the two genders view the world? And how they view art?
- What constitutes obscenity and pornography? Where do they come from? What are their results? Are they always transgessive? What place do they have in art?