The Resource Differencing the canon : feminist desire and the writing of art's histories, Griselda Pollock

Differencing the canon : feminist desire and the writing of art's histories, Griselda Pollock

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Differencing the canon : feminist desire and the writing of art's histories
Title
Differencing the canon
Title remainder
feminist desire and the writing of art's histories
Statement of responsibility
Griselda Pollock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 the 'Old Masters' be rejected, replaced or reformed? What 'difference' can feminist 'interventions in art's histories' make? Should we simply reject the all-male succession of 'great artists' in favour of an all-woman litany of artistic heroines? Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art?
  • 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. Pollock avoids both an unnuanced critique of masculine canons and an unquestioning celebration of women artists. She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to examine the project of reading for 'inscriptions in the feminine', and asks what the signs of difference might be in art made by an artist who is 'a woman'
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 704/.042
  • 704/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.F45
LC item number
P63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Re visions
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Differencing the canon : feminist desire and the writing of art's histories, Griselda Pollock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 318-327) and index
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Contents
Pt. I. Firing the canon. 1. About canons and culture wars. 2. Differencing: feminism's encounter with the canon -- Pt. II. Reading against the grain: reading for ... 3. The ambivalence of the maternal body: re/drawing Van Gogh. 4. Fathers of modern art: mothers of invention: cocking a leg at Toulouse-Lautrec -- Pt. III. Heroines: setting women in the canon. 5. The female hero and the making of a feminist canon: Artemisia Gentileschi's representations of Susanna and Judith. 6. Feminist mythologies and missing mothers: Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Bronte, Artemisia Gentileschi and Cleopatra. 7. Revenge: Lubaina Himid and the making of new narratives for new histories -- Pt. IV. Who is the other? 8. Some letters on feminism, politics and modern art: when Edgar Degas shared a space with Mary Cassatt at the Suffrage Benefit Exhibition, New York 1915. 9. A tale of three women: seeing in the dark, seeing double, at least, with Manet
Control code
000013967373
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 345 p.
Isbn
9780415066990
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98028921
Other physical details
ill.
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.b18723731
System control number
  • 13967373lw
  • (OCoLC)39360874

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