WAA.019

FEMINISM AND ART Marcia Pointon/ Linda Nochlin; AAH Conference, Brighton; 1986

Marcia Pointon reads her paper 'Reading the Nudity: Nakedness, Nudity and the Visual Metaphor'. Pointon is a versatile scholar, working independently as a research consultant as well as holding the position of Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the University of Manchester UK and Honorary Research Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Pointon has published widely in the field of art history. For an expanded discussion of the ideas brought to the table in this paper see: K. Adler and M. Pointon eds., 'The Body Imaged: Representation and the Human Body since the Renaissance', Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Linda Nochlin reads a paper entitled 'What Is Feminist Art History?' Nochlin first addressed the issue of gender inequality throughout art history in the seminal 1971 essay 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?' This text is still referenced by art history students today for the attention it draws to contextual, economic and systemic barriers which have prevented women from gaining their place in the art history hall of fame, next to canonical figures such as Michelangelo. For an expansion of Nochlin's argument outlined in this recording, see: L. Nochlin, 'Women, Art, and Power: And Other Essays', Westview Press, 1988.

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Accession No. WAA.019
Artist: FEMINISM AND ART Marcia Pointon/ Linda Nochlin
Container annotation: SIDE A: Marcia Pointon / Reading the nudity: nakedness, nudity and the visual metaphor; SIDE B: Linda Nochlin / What is feminist art history.
Place/Year: AAH Conference, Brighton 1986
Type: Conference
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Duration: 45'
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Tape brand: Agfa