Essays on Modern Women Artists: "The Most Excellent" (Book 2)

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This two-volume collection of essays celebrates the diversity of artistic style and thematic contributions of female artists from the Renaissance period to the present day. The essays specifically address three main topics: descriptions of their careers, iconographical analysis of subject matter, and theoretical considerations about the visual arts. The essays are organized historically and classified as Pre-Modernism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism. With many illustrations.

Table of Contents

1. Tempting Tennyson: Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photographic Idylls (Kirsten Hoving)
2. Mary Cassatt and the Collection of Culture (Margaret Hanni)
3. The Men in Her Life: Frida Kahlo in San Francisco (Lucretia Giese)
4. Marguerite Zorach: An Early American Modernist (Cynthia Fowler)
5. Post-Modern and Ethnic Female Artists (Alicia Faxon)
6. American Realism in the Landscapes of Sarah Supplee (Liana De Girolami Cheney)
7. Marianna von Recklinghausen Bowles: Symbolic Triptychs (Liana De Girolami Cheney)
8. Kiki Smith’s Scissors, Paste and Fire (Joyce Cohen)
9. Reviewing Female Artists (Alicia Faxon) Selected bibliography; Illustrations

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