In this major book, Griselda Pollock engages boldly in the culture wars over `what is the canon?` and `what difference can feminism make?. In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of. Buy Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Arts Histories (Re Visions: Critical Studies in the History & Theory of Art) 1 by Griselda Pollock ( ISBN.

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She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to examine the project of reading for ‘inscriptions in the feminine’, and asks what the signs of difference might be in art made by an artist who is ‘a woman’. Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art? Try again or cancel this request.

The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a pollocl reviewer. Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, draws on her formidable background as an art historian to add a new element to the debate over feminist readings of art.

Differencing the Canon Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art’s Histories

Lubaina Himid and the making of new narratives. On the mortality of the other. What ‘difference’ can feminist ‘interventions in art’s histories’ make?

F45 P63 Unknown. She argues that it is not enough simply to read as a woman; we must also acknowledge the differences between women shaped by racist and colonial hierarchies. My library Help Advanced Book Grisela. Physical description xviii, p. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries.

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On the social other. What difference can a feminist approach to art history make? This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Pollock asks both how women read and what might be different about art made by a woman. An Anthology Hilary Robinson No preview available – Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of the canonical ths masters – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the ‘canonical’ artists of feminist art history, Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.


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Browse related items Start at call number: Account Options Sign in. In differencimg book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: References to this book Feminism-Art-Theory: Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content.

Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of modern masters – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the canonical artists of feminist art history Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Changing Patterns in a Global Context Susanne. Perception is invariably skewed by the circumstances in which one operates, but it can also be a valuable tool for reinterpreting art and culture of another age.

Skip to search Skip to main content. No fee was paid by the author for this review. In Differencing the CanonGriselda Pollock examines the tenacity of the canon’s appeal, and explores both the fantasies and desires served by traditional heroic narratives in art history, and those which caon feminist criticism to oppose them Using experimental formats and different voices, Differencing the Canon goes beyond the academic canon to get closer to the grain of the feminist voice, using difference as a dynamic force to open up the possibilities for reading complex visual art.


Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Subject Feminism and art. Publication date ISBN hbk. Pollock unpacks the representation of culturally resonant female figures in a range of texts, from Manets depiction of the model Jeanne Duval in his painting Olympia, to Charlotte Brontes Lucy Snowe, artists representations of Cleopatra and Angela Carters Black Venus.

She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to griwelda questions of sexuality and cultural difference, and although she asks more questions than she answers, the questions themselves are searingly insightful and important.

Should we simply reject the all-male succession of ‘great artists’ in favour of an all-woman litany of artistic heroines? Pollock avoids both an unnuanced critique of masculine canons and an unquestioning celebration of women artists. Feminist Desire and csnon Writing of Art’s Histories.

On the jouissance of the other. On the exhibition with the other. Nielsen Book Data Is the canon of art history a sacred collection of the best paintings by the greatest masters, or a construct turning its contents into products of mastery, and defining culture and creativity as essentially European and masculine?

Differencing the Canon

The question of the traditional, patriarchal canon, of whether it should be rejected, replaced or reformed, is a debate at the centre of feminist art history. Nielsen Book Data Other editions – View all Differencing the Canon: Selected pages Title Page. Contents feminisms encounter with the canon. Psychology Press- Social Science – pages. The flow of the book is wondrous, as Pollock builds each new idea onto the next, rounded out with rigorous research. Describe the connection issue.