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Subversive Women Artists

Postby Nurse Jo » 17 Jan 2014, 08:50

I wasn't sure where to put this but thought you'd all find this interesting.
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby wildlx » 18 Jan 2014, 06:40

Thanks, Jo. As the comments show some of the choices are a bit problematic. Besides women mentioned in the comments, what about Paula Rego? Or Nicole Eisenman?
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Nurse Jo » 18 Jan 2014, 06:51

I wondered myself why Paula Rego wasn't there and knew you'd mention it! Yes, it's definitely a list that you could argue over.
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Baker » 18 Jan 2014, 07:33

I'm afraid I don't know most of the woman on that list. :blush: So, thanks for the link, Jo.
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Nurse Jo » 18 Jan 2014, 08:19

Oh, I didn't know them all either. Which made it interesting :-) .
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Proofrdr » 18 Jan 2014, 08:53

Very interesting. Gentileschi definitely had an inappropriate surname!

I didn't know any of their work either....except for Georgia O'Keefe. But I do believe I met one of those artists...actually, several times. I was a teaching Associate at Brown University when she was at the Rhode Island School of Design. The 2 institutions sit side by side atop, and sprawling all over, College Hill in Providence. I was teaching MA candidates in the Dept. of Education. My students were teaching enrichment classes to local students. Those classes were like an instructional laboratory for them; my job was to observe, critique, and help them develop their teaching skills.

Often, at the end of the week, my students and I would go to a nearby pub to relax and hash over their week's experiences. The place was frequented by students from both Brown and RISD. I'm sure I met Francesca Woodman there. The time was right, the young woman I met was a photographer, and the person in those self portraits at the Tate site looked immediately familiar. I had just bought a used, medium-format Rolleiflex and had it with me...that started the conversation. She was just a kid. What a shame she didn't live to realize her work is valued.
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Nurse Jo » 18 Jan 2014, 08:58

Proof, when are you going to write an autobiography of your life?! I would buy it without hesitation.
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Proofrdr » 18 Jan 2014, 12:21

Jo, an autobiography would require remembering events. Past events like that don't pop into my mind without some trigger. I never would have remembered that meeting without having followed all the links in that article you posted. When I got to Woodman and followed her link to the Tate, I saw the title of one of her pieces "Providence, Rhode Island, 1976." That led me to read about her and look more carefully at her work...the connection came then.
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Re: Subversive Women Artists

Postby Nurse Jo » 18 Jan 2014, 12:44

Maybe if you started writing...memories would come back? Truly, you have so much to share. :smooch:
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