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Women in the Picture

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Author Catherine McCormack Published by Icon Books ISBN 9781785786952 EAN 9781785786952 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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A perfect pin-up, a damsel in distress, a saintly mother, a femme fatale. Women’s identity has long been stifled by a limited set of archetypes, found everywhere in pictures from art history’s classics to advertising, while women artists have been overlooked and held back from shaping more empowering roles. In this impassioned book, art historian Catherine McCormack asks us to look again at what these images have told us to value, opening up our most loved images – from those of Titian and Botticelli to Picasso and the Pre-Raphaelites. She also shows us how women artists – from Berthe Morisot to Beyonc?, Judy Chicago to Kara Walker – have offered us new ways of thinking about women’s identity, sexuality, race and power.