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Images of Women

Synopsis
Works from the collection of the Leeds City Art Galleries provide a varied critical study of images of women. The works range from Victorian narratives by Tissot and Waterhouse, and high-minded embodiments of national virtues, to the tradition of the nude, including works by Epstein and Henry Moore. Bruce McLean’s ‘Exit the Model’ is an ironic comment on that tradition, while works by women artists Gwen John and Elaine Kowalsky sharpen the spectator’s awareness of the conventions govenrning the portrayal of women by male artists.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; 15 slides.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £16.50 (inc. VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Accompanying 18-page text with introduction, commentary, notes, bibliography.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
gender representation; paintings; sculpture

Credits

Writer
Helen Potkin

Distributor

Name

Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Art and Design

Email
c.hilton@mmu.ac.uk or j.davis@mmu.ac.uk
Web
http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/visualresources/slidesets/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0161 247 1930
Fax
0161 247 6897
Address
The Visual Resources Curator
Righton Building
Cavendish Street
Manchester
M15 6BG

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