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Hardcover Pioneering Spirits: The Lives And Times of Remarkable Women Artists in Western History Book

ISBN: 0871923173

ISBN13: 9780871923172

Pioneering Spirits: The Lives And Times of Remarkable Women Artists in Western History

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A readable survey of the history of women in art from prehistory to the present. Eight chapters on various periods overview trends, society, and factors influencing artists, and profile important female artists and their work. Captions to mostly color illustrations and photos ask discussion question

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A super contribution to women's studies and art history.

Abby Remer's Pioneering Spirits: The Life And Times Of Remarkable Women Artists In Western History showcases a surprising and fascinating history of women as artists from prehistory to the modern times. Readers will be introduced to Greek and Roman female painters of antiquity, nuns and female lay illuminators of sacred medieval manuscripts, and Renaissance heroines and creators of art with unconventional power, conviction, and talent. Pioneering Spirits reveals their struggles and achievements, and offers much that is applicable contemporary issues facing women arts down through the ages to the present day. Pioneering Spirits will prove informative and invaluable for students of art history, women's studies, and cultural mores as reflected in and by the female artist.
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