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Little Women v Treasure Island: How Ideals of Boys and Girls are Constructed.

In the nineteenth century Alcott and Stevenson created their respective novels Little Women (1868-9) and Treasure Island (1883). Both convey explicit and implicit ideologies concerning gender construction. In the late 19th century ‘domestic novels’ incorporating emphasis on home, character and … Continue reading

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Judy Chicago: On Not Denying the Experience and Feelings of Females

In 1979 American Judy Chicago exhibited her ground breaking and iconic (collaborative) installation The Dinner Party (1979), to which the viewer is invited.  Most recognised art over the centuries has been created by men in the West. This is not … Continue reading

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How a 17th century woman’s rage paints a picture of ongoing male violence

Despite her exclusion from art education, academies and resources on the grounds of her sex, the Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) became one of the most accomplished painters of the Italian Baroque period. She often painted herself for her work … Continue reading

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