Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture, Britain 1850-1900

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Psychology Press, 2000 - 268 pages
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The history of Victorian art is challenged in this exploration of the relationship between feminism and visual culture in a period of heady excitement and political struggle. While few gallery visitors, art collectors or browsers of the illustrated press would have been aware of feminism, the campaign for women's rights was an increasingly vocal force which provoked debate as much in the columns of Art Journal as in the pages of Punch. In this study, Deborah Cherry discusses painting, sculpture, photography, engravings, embroidery and comic drawings of the period to build a picture of how artists participated in the social upheaval of the day, campaigned for and against women's rights and spoke out on sexuality to create challenging new images of women. Well-known figures such as Edward Burne-Jones, J.E. Millais, Gwen John, Jane Morris and Julia Margaret Cameron, and a host of lesser-known artists, including Emily Mary Osborn, Joanna Boyce, Barbara Bodichon and Margaret Dicksee are studied.
 

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Artists and militants 185066
9
Geographies of art and feminism
20
Modern women modern life
33
Writing women art and feminism
47
Inbetween the colonial theatre visuality visibility and modernily
59
Modernity visuality and visibility
70
The worlding of Algeria feminism imperialism and visual culture
75
feminist subjects in the landscape
80
Warrior queen savant and woman of colour
119
Tactics and allegories 18661900
142
the image of the learned woman in the 1860s
159
Feminism and the tactics of representation
177
Towards an allegorical reading
198
Selected publications on Algeria 185768
219
Notes
220
Suggestions for further reading
253

a making into art a making into an object to be understood
87
Harriet Hosmers Zenobia a question of authority
101
The making of a name and a statue
105

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About the author (2000)

Deborah Cherry is Professor of the Histoy of Art at the University of Sussex. Her previous publications include Painting Women: Victorian Women Artists (Routledge 1993).

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