The Resource Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art, Helen McDonald

Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art, Helen McDonald

Label
Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art
Title
Erotic ambiguities
Title remainder
the female nude in art
Statement of responsibility
Helen McDonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Art is always ambiguous. When it involves the female body it can also be erotic. Erotic Ambiguities is a study of how contemporary women artists have reconceptualised the figure of the female nude. Helen McDonald shows how, over the past thirty years, artists have employed the idea of ambiguity to dismantle the exclusive, classical ideal enshrined in the figure of the nude, and how they have broadened the scope of the ideal to include differences of race, ethnicity, sexuality and disability as well as gender." "McDonald discusses the work of a wide range of women artists, including Barbara Kruger, Judy Chicago, Mary Duffy, Zoe Leonard, Tracey Moffatt, Pat Brassington and Sally Smart. She traces the shift in feminist art practices from the early challenge to patriarchal representations of the female nude to contemporary, 'postfeminist' practices, influenced by theories of performativity, queer theory and postcoloniality. McDonald argues that feminist efforts to develop a more positive representation of the female body need to be reconsidered, in the face of the resistant ambiguities and hybrid complexities of visual art in the late 1990s." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
704.9/424
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7573
LC item number
.M39 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Erotic ambiguities : the female nude in art, Helen McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-239) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Feminism, ambiguity and the ideal -- 2. Re-visioning the female nude -- 3. Historical ambiguity -- 4. Seeing ambiguity -- 5. Gender ambiguity -- 6. Making a difference with ambiguity -- 7. Turning ambiguity around -- 8. Hybrid ambiguities
Control code
ocm51161504
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203448700
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl166168
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35741156
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51161504
  • pebcs0203448707

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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