AH 401 Gender, Art & Western Civilization
Introduction
 

 

Please read Linda Nochlin's "Why Have Their Been No Great Women Artists" for Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's an introduction to the material we will be studying this semester....

 

Alice Neel, Linda Nochlin and Daisy, 1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm dots, Chauvet Cave, ca. 30,000 - 28,000 BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snake Goddess

Snake Goddess from Knossos, c. 1650 BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayeux Tapestry

The Battle of Hastings, Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, c. 1086.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-portrait, 1561.
Clara Peters, Still Life with Flowers, Goblet, Drid Fruit and Pretzels, 1611.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Beheading Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Decapitating Holofernes, c. 1618.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun, Portrait of Marie Antoinette with Her Children, 1787.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zenobia in Chains

Harriet Hosmer, Zenobia in Chains, 1859.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beatrice Cenci

Julia Margaret Cameron, Beatrice Cenci, c. 1860.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Self-Portrait with Amber Necklace, 1906.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair, 1940.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia O- Keefe, Two Calla Lillies on Pink, 1928.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountains and Sea

Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952. 7' 2" X 9' 8".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alma Thomas, Cumulus, 1972.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior Scroll

Carolee Schneeman, Interior Scroll, 1975 - 1977.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1980 - 1982.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #6, 1979.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Walker, A Subtlety: or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikalene Thomas, Qusuquzah, une très belle négresse 1 [A Very Beautiful Negress], 2011