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The obstacle race: the fortunes of women painters and their work

Author: Germaine Greer
Publisher: London Tauris Parke 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Germaine Greer explains why there have been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo or Poussin by exploring the psychological, economic and political reasons for the virtually unchallenged  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Germaine Greer
ISBN: 1860646778 9781860646775
OCLC Number: 901247309
Description: 373 p. ill.
Contents: Part 1 The obstacles: family; love; the illusion of success; humiliation; dimension; primitivism; the disappearing oeuvre. Part 2 How they ran: the cloister; the Renaissance; the magnificent exception; the Bolognese phenomenon; still life and flower painting; the portraitists; the amateurs; the age of academies.
Responsibility: Germaine Greer [aut].

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