Differencing the Canon

Differencing the Canon Is the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best paintings by the greatest masters or a construct turning its contents into products of mastery and defining culture and creativity as esse

  • Title: Differencing the Canon
  • Author: Griselda Pollock
  • ISBN: 9780415067003
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best paintings by the greatest masters, or a construct turning its contents into products of mastery, and defining culture and creativity as essentially European and masculine The question of the traditional, patriarchal canon, of whether it should be rejected, replaced or reformed, is a debate at the centre of feminiIs the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best paintings by the greatest masters, or a construct turning its contents into products of mastery, and defining culture and creativity as essentially European and masculine The question of the traditional, patriarchal canon, of whether it should be rejected, replaced or reformed, is a debate at the centre of feminist art history In this book, the author examines the canon s appeal, and explores both the fantasies and desires served by traditional heroic narratives in art history, and those which drive feminist criticism to oppose them.
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    • Chad says:

      I generally detest feminist criticism or theory, but this book earned 3.5 on my scale. While the abundance of academic jargon can provide a bit of a stumbling block for the casual art aoficiando, weighing down some chapters, I find some of the questions posed by Pollock to be intriguing.

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