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The Resource The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution and resilience : 500 years of women's self-portraits, Jennifer Higgie

The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution and resilience : 500 years of women's self-portraits, Jennifer Higgie

Label
The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution and resilience : 500 years of women's self-portraits
Title
The mirror and the palette
Title remainder
rebellion, revolution and resilience : 500 years of women's self-portraits
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Higgie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Until the twentieth century, art history was, in the main, written by white men who tended to write about other white men. The idea that women in the West have always made art was rarely cited as a possibility. Yet they have - and, of course, continue to do so - often against tremendous odds, from laws and religion to the pressures of family and public disapproval. Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, Loïs Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay. She's Suzanne Valadon and Gwen John, craving city lights, the sea and solitude; she's Artemisia Gentileschi striding through the streets of Naples and Paula Modersohn-Becker in Worpswede. She's haunting museums in her paint-stained dress, scrutinising how El Greco or Titian or Van Dyck or Cezanne solved the problems that she too is facing. She's railing against her corsets, her chaperones, her husband and her brothers; she's hammering on doors, dreaming in her bedroom, working day and night in her studio. Despite the immense hurdles that have been placed in her way, she sits at her easel, picks up a mirror and paints a self-portrait because, as a subject, she is always available. In The Mirror and the Palette, Australian art critic Jennifer Higgie introduces us to a cross-section of women artists who embody the fact that there is more than one way to understand our planet, more than one way to live in it and more than one way to make art about it. Spanning 500 years, biography and cultural history intertwine in a narrative packed with tales of rebellion, adventure, revolution, travel and tragedy enacted by women who turned their back on convention and lived lives of great resilience, creativity and bravery. This is a dazzlingly original and ambitious book by one of the most well-respected art critics at work today
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgie, Jennifer
Dewey number
704.9424
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-portraits
  • Women artists
  • Self-perception in women
Target audience
adult
Label
The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution and resilience : 500 years of women's self-portraits, Jennifer Higgie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
25020931
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474613774
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution and resilience : 500 years of women's self-portraits, Jennifer Higgie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
25020931
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474613774
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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