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Reclaiming Female Agency


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Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: Reclaiming Female Agency 1. Here's Looking at Me: Sofonisba Anguissola and the Problem of the Woman Artist Mary D. Garrard 2. Learning to Be Looked At: A Portrait of (the Artist as) a Young Woman in Agnes Merlet's Artemisia Sheila ffolliott 3. Artemisia's Hand Mary D. Garrard 4. The Antique Heroines of Elisabetta Sirani Babette Bohn 5. Pictures Fit for a Queen: Peter Paul Rubens and the Marie de' Medici Cycle Geraldine A. Johnson 6. The Portrait of the Queen: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun's Marie-Antoinette en chemise Mary D. Sheriff 7. Depoliticizing Women: Female Agency, the French Revolution, and the Art of Boucher and David Erica Rand 8. Nudity a la grecque in 1799 Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby 9. A Woman's Pleasure: Ingres's Grande Odalisque Carol Ockman 10. Conduct Unbecoming: Daumier and Les Bas-Bleus Janis Bergman-Carton 11. The Gendering of Impressionism Norma Broude 12. Selling, Seduction, and Soliciting the Eye: Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergere Ruth E. Iskin 13. Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman or the Cult of True Womanhood? Norma Broude 14. The "Strength of the Weak" as Portrayed by Marie Laurencin Bridget Elliott 15. New Encounters with Les Demoiselles d'Avignon: Gender, Race, and the Origins of Cubism Anna C. Chave 16. The New Woman in Hannah Hoch's Photomontages: Issues of Androgyny, Bisexuality, and Oscillation Maud Lavin 17. Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the Collaborative Construction of a Lesbian Subjectivity Julie Cole 18. Louise Bourgeois's Femmes-Maisons: Confronting Lacan Julie Nicoletta 19. Reconsidering the Stain: On Gender and the Body in Helen Frankenthaler's Painting Lisa Saltzman 20. Minimalism and Biography Anna C. Chave 21. The "Sexual Politics" of The Dinner Party: A Critical Context Amelia Jones 22. Cultural Collisions: Identity and History in the Work of Hung Liu Allison Arieff 23. Shirin Neshat: Double Vision John B. Ravenal Contributors Index

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Norma Broude, Professor of Art History at American University, is author of Impressionism, a Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the 19th Century (1991), among other books. Mary D. Garrard is Professor Emerita of Art History at American University and author of Artemisia Gentileschi around 1622: The Shaping and Reshaping of an Artistic Identity (California, 2001), among other publications. Broude and Garrard are also the editors of The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, Power and Impact (1994).


"Extremely stimulating and useful. The authors lay out a strategy for future art historians and theorists." - Paula Harper, University of Miami"

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