"As long as I live, I will have control over my being" A study of women artists, self-portraiture, and the art of self-imaging in the Renaissance and Italian-Baroque, c.1550-c.1650

Gisbey, Beth (2021) "As long as I live, I will have control over my being" A study of women artists, self-portraiture, and the art of self-imaging in the Renaissance and Italian-Baroque, c.1550-c.1650. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichetser.

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Abstract

The history of early modern women’s art is one of praise and prejudice. A story of ‘othering’ the female artist, transmuting ‘her’ into ‘the acknowledged ‘outsider’, the maverick ‘she’ as opposed to the presumed neutral ‘one’.’ A narrative that speaks of female artists as a separate artistic species, viewed with suspicion, or brushed aside with indifference by a male-centric art world. Too often, historic artworks by women have been carelessly misattributed to their male contemporaries, overlooking the female contribution. Meanwhile, those women recognised and lauded as ‘greats’ have been, and too often are, viewed as isolated phenomena, praised excessively for their artistic achievements.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Divisions: Departments > History
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 08:53
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 08:53
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5878

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