Women artists and the surrealist movement / Whitney Chadwick.

by Chadwick, WhitneyLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 1991.Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 27cm.ISBN: 0500276226.Subject(s): SurrealismLooking glass | Women artistsLooking glassNote: Originally published: 1985.Note: Bibliography: pages 244-246. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Examines the work and careers of Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini, Frida Kahlo, Dorothea Tanning, and Kay Sage, all surrealist painters.

Originally published: 1985.

Bibliography: pages 244-246. - Includes index.

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Within the surrealist movement women artists found more encouragement than they could find elsewhere. But they also found within surrealism idealized conceptions of women that hampered their full development as artists. Chadwick, who also wrote Myth in Surrealist Painting, 1929-1939 (1980), is perceptive and tactful in her discussion of these and other issues. (Many of the artists are still alive and have very strong opinions on their relationship to surrealism.) Unfortunately, the author did not solve the problem of integrating much-needed and little-known biographical information into thematic discussions: the text is very choppy. Nonetheless, the book will be valued for its intelligent and detailed discussion. It contains notes, a selected bibliography, and illustrations (200 black and white and 20 color). Recommended for graduate and undergraduate libraries, especially those with an interest in women's studies.-C. Stokes, Oakland University

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Whitney Chadwick is Professor of Art at San Francisco State University. She has lectured and published widely in the areas of surrealism, feminism, and contemporary art. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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