Practices and Politics of Women's Contemporary Painting
By (author) Rosemary Betterton
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Unframed by Rosemary Betterton
Book DescriptionThe first sustained analysis of the relationship between women's contemporary painting and feminism. This international collection of specially commissioned pieces brings together writing both by theorists engaged with the process and practice of painting and practitioners engaged in theory, to bring into question what has been a neglected area within feminist literature on visual culture. Looking at gender, subjectivity, spectatorship, the gendered audience and maternal subjectivity and painting, Unframed encourages reflexivity about the practice and includes in its scope a range of processes including drawing, printing, collage and installation. The process of painting and the materiality of paint, haptic vision and the contemporary sublime are all discussed. Lavishly illustrated in black and white, Unframed will be of interest to practitioners and students of fine art, art history and women's studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860647727
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosemary Betterton
Maternal Bodies in the Visual Arts, Hardback (February 2014)
Analyses images of the maternal and pregnant body in historical art
Intimate Distance, Hardback (October 1996)» View all books by Rosemary Betterton
A wide range of images of women are considered in the context of current debates which centre around the body, including reproductive science, questions of ageing and death, and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food and sex.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Betterton
Rosemary Betterton is Reader in WomenA's Studies, Lancaster University. Her books include 'Intimate Distance: Women, Artists and the Body'.
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