Critical Voices: Women and Art Criticism in Britain 1880-1905

Clarke, Meaghan (2005) Critical Voices: Women and Art Criticism in Britain 1880-1905. Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 9780754608158

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Critical Voices is a fascinating account of women writing about art in Britain at the turn of the twentieth century. Meaghan Clarke employs extensive original research in order to demonstrate the significant contribution made by women to the art world and draws on a diversity of sources, including diaries, letters and periodicals, to highlight the many different forms their criticism took. Focusing in particular on the work of three women - Alice Meynell, Florence Fenwick-Miller and Elizabeth Robins Pennell - Clarke argues that in order to fully understand world art debates of the time it is essential we broaden our understanding of the role of women in the construction of art history. John Singer Sargent, J. MacNeill Whistler, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Butler, Holman Hunt, Frederic Leighton, Walter Sickert, Henrietta Rae, and Rosa Bonheur are among the artists considered.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: Meaghan Clarke
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:43
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 11:43
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