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Griselda Pollock: Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity

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Transcript of Griselda Pollock: Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity

Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity
by Griselda Pollock
Main Ideas
Griselda Pollock - of great importance to feminist art history
1988 -
Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism, and Histories of Art -> Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity
activist-feminist scholar role
eg. 'sisters'
rejection of previously written art history
debate within feminist art history
modernist art theory is gendered - its framework is only suitable for analysing works by male artists
reason: experience of being a woman fundamentally different from that of being a man in 19th cent
eg. in the matrix of SPACE
The Painter of Modern Life
The public sphere
The private sphere
The gaze
The Painter of Modern Life
Women and the Public Modern
Men and Women in the Private Sphere
Women and the Gaze
the problem of women depicting women without objectifying them -> immersed in own activity/looking eg. washing
Mary Cassatt,
The Bath,
1890-91, drypoint and aquatint on cream laid paper
, Psyche,
Woman at Her Toilet
Young Woman Powdering Her Face
paintings by women more prevalent: tracing the construction of femininity across women's lives
femininity structures lives and works of female artists -> painting itself a site for inscription of sexual differences
public/private divide vs. places of femininity/places of cross-class sexual exchange
Mary Cassatt,

A Corner of the Loge
, 1879
"there is not and could not be a female flaneuse"
analysis of sexual difference
1. Space as Locations
drawing rooms, balconies, gardens etc.
-> domestic/private spaces
2. Space in Paintings
Morisot & Balustrades
Cassatt & Compression/Proximity

articulate differences between spaces of femininity and masculinity
On the Terrace
, 1874
Berthe Morisot,
The Harbour at Lorient,
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