Madam & Eve : women portraying women / Liz Redeal and Kathleen Soriano.

by Redeal, Liz [author.]; Soriano, Kathleen, 1963- [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2018.Description: 238 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781786271563 .Subject(s): Art, Modern -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Art, Modern -- 21st centuryLooking glass | Feminism and artLooking glass | Women artistsLooking glass | Women in artLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: 'Madam and Eve' is a rich, varied and exciting overview of how women artists have depicted women in art over the last 50 years. This is a visually stimulating presentation of the many different media and approaches that women have used to create images of themselves and other women, and it is also a eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam & Eve explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women.

The authors - an artist and a curator - investigate the work of over 200 artists, ranging from the well-established to the lesser known. A historical introduction sets up the artistic and cultural context for the rest of the book, which focuses on art since the 1970s and covers the universal themes of the body, life, death, stories, and icons.

The result is an amazing parade of artworks: eye-catching, poignant, powerful, political, idiosyncratic, playful, awkward, passionate, sexy, and positive. It is also an eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

'Madam and Eve' is a rich, varied and exciting overview of how women artists have depicted women in art over the last 50 years. This is a visually stimulating presentation of the many different media and approaches that women have used to create images of themselves and other women, and it is also a eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Artist Rideal (Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists) and curator Soriano add to the recent wave of art books celebrating contemporary women artists with this eclectic compilation. Focusing primarily on Western art from the past half-century, the authors survey the impact of the feminist movement of the 1970s on the development of contemporary art from over 200 artists. The book includes work from household names like Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovic, Cindy Sherman, and others whose feminist themes are well-known. More noteworthy is the selection of work by lesser-known artists. Highlights include Amy Sillman's cartoonish painting of a woman staring at her body in the mirror, Rineke Dijkstra's photo of a mother holding her newborn baby while staring blankly into the camera, and Betye Saar's assemblage sculpture of an Aunt Jemima figurine equipped with a broom and rifle. Many of the images are disturbing: Cathie Pilkington's sculpture of a seductive woman with a baby doll head, Paula Rego's abortion Triptych (1998), and Daphne Todd's postmortem portrait of her mother-yet it is precisely the perverse and subversive nature of these works that sets this book apart from others in its category. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Liz Rideal is an artist and Reader in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and has worked for over thirty years with the National Portrait Gallery, London. Her artwork is held in public collections including Tate, V&A and the Yale Centre for British Art, USA. It has been exhibited widely in Europe and the USA. She is the author of Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists , Insights: Self-portraits , and How to Read Paintings .

Kathleen Soriano is an independent curator, broadcaster and Chair of the Liverpool Biennial. Formerly, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, National Portrait Gallery, London; Director, Compton Verney; and Director of Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. She has written for many exhibition publications including Australia , Anselm Kiefer and Stephen Chambers RA: The Court of Redonda .

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