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The obstacle race : the fortunes of women painters and their work /

by Greer, Germaine [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 1st ed.Description: 373 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 043618799X (Secker & Warburg); 0374515824 (pbk); 0374224129 :.Subject(s): Anguissola, Lucia, approximately?-1565 | Beale, Mary, 1632-1697 | Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899 | Campi, Bernardino, 1522-approximately 1590 | Carriera, Rosalba, 1675-1757 | Chéron, Elisabeth Sophie, 1648-1711 | Fontana, Lavinia, 1552-1614 | Gentileschi, Artemisia, 1593-1653 | Hemessen, Catarina van, 1527-1581 | Labille-Guiard, Adélaïde, 1749-1803 | Pajou, Augustin, 1730-1809 | Paladini, Arcangela, 1599-1622 | Piattoli, Anna, 1720-1788 | Pigalle, Jean-Baptiste, 1714-1785 | Récamier, Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde, 1777-1849 | Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 | Vigée-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842 | Vincent, François-André, 1746-1816 | Fratellini, Giovanna | Lemoine, Marie-Victoire | Peale, Sarah Miriam | Santa, Cruz Mariana Valdestein, Maquesa de | Troubridge, Una Lady | Val d'Ogne, Charlotte | Varotari, Chiara | Art -- Women | Women in art | Women artists -- Biography | Women painters -- Biography | Painting -- History | Dorset, Charles Sackville of | Fratellini, Giovanna | Lemoine, Marie-Victoire | Peale, Sarah Miriam | Santa Cruz, Mariana Valdestein, Maquesa de | Selbstbildnis | Sharples, Rolinda | Tourbridge, Una Lady | Val d'Ogne, Charlotte | Varotari, Chiara
Contents:
The Obstacles -- Family -- Love -- The Illusion of Success -- Humiliation -- Dimension -- Primitivism -- The Disappearing Oeuvre -- How They Ran -- The Cloister -- The Renaissance -- The Magnificent Exception -- The Bolognese Phenomenon -- Still Life and Flower Painting -- The Portraitists -- The Amateurs -- The Age of Academies -- The Nineteenth Century.
Summary: "If men and women are equally capable of genius, why have there been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo, Titian or Poussin? In seeking to answer this question, Germaine Greer introduces us to major but underestimated figures in the history of Western painting -- Angelica Kauffmann, Natalia Goncharova, Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot, Kathe Kollwitz -- and produces a brilliantly incisive and richly illustrated study. She explains the obstacles as both external and surmountable and internal and insurmountable in the race for achievement."--Publisher's description.
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Also published; London: Pan Books, 1979.

Also published: London : Secker and Warburg, 1979.

Includes bibliography (pages [335]-360) and index.

The Obstacles -- Family -- Love -- The Illusion of Success -- Humiliation -- Dimension -- Primitivism -- The Disappearing Oeuvre -- How They Ran -- The Cloister -- The Renaissance -- The Magnificent Exception -- The Bolognese Phenomenon -- Still Life and Flower Painting -- The Portraitists -- The Amateurs -- The Age of Academies -- The Nineteenth Century.

"If men and women are equally capable of genius, why have there been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo, Titian or Poussin? In seeking to answer this question, Germaine Greer introduces us to major but underestimated figures in the history of Western painting -- Angelica Kauffmann, Natalia Goncharova, Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot, Kathe Kollwitz -- and produces a brilliantly incisive and richly illustrated study. She explains the obstacles as both external and surmountable and internal and insurmountable in the race for achievement."--Publisher's description.

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