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Saturday, March 02, 2013
Exploring Women's Bodies: How do women artists depict women?
How do women artists depict women?
much all of the paintings we've looked at so far on this historical
tour of paintings of women have been done by men. It's been tough for
women artists to get noticed, actually. There's a very good article on Wikipedia
which cronicles women artists' efforts through history. Apparently
there weren't many women artists over the centuries partially because
they weren't allowed into the academies because of the nude male
models. Finally there were some women artists whose fathers or husbands
were artists - perhaps they were allowed to work with their family
members without scandal. There's a movie called Artemesia which is about
one of the first well-known female painters - apparently it's too
fictionalized for many people to like, but it gives some sense of her.
She was raped by one of her teachers then was put on trial for the rape -
that's how women were treated in those days. She was tortured to see
if she would confess that her accusation was false. Here's the picture
she did a year after the trial in 1612: It's called Judith Beheading
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